Englands defeat against Czech Republic is a call for the group, says winger John Barnessaid
England slumped from debutant Zdenek Ondrasek procured a worthy win to the Czechs in Prague following a late winner to his original qualifying loss within a decade.
However, Barnes hopes it can serve as a useful learning curve for Gareth Southgates side and isnt alarmed by the conquer.
England have had a great series of becoming unbeaten, Barnes told Sky Sports News at a Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust event.
They have shown great quality, strength – much in the face of hardship when theyve been down. It has happened at a time that is fantastic since I think we must recognise they are still young, theyre still climbing.
As much as they have been fantastic in the last two years, they continue to be young and inexperienced. I support them and that I suppose as they have done so well its a small wake-up call.
I am not saying that they were a bit cocky, but subconsciously maybe they felt that yes were going to win the World Cup – people are telling us that.
It was a tiny wake-up call. We still need to have the humilitywe still have to get knowledge of what we are going to accomplish and how we are going to achieve and that work ethic.
And I believe this has probably come at a good time since it isnt likely to impact on us not qualifying [for your Euros] but maybe it is a bit of a wake-up call that we arent really there yet, which is not a terrible thing.
Barnes was speaking as his former England U21 team-mate Cyrille Regis was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the National Football Museum. Regis passed away unexpectedly old 59.
Barnes introduced Regis widow Julia, and his brother Dave using the Hall of Fame award during a Strike a Change event hosted by the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust.
He is [currently ] at the National Football Museum Hall of Fame and now Im shocked that he is not there today, Barnes said.
I thought hed already have been there, because, obviously, being one of the very first black British leaders of English football if youd like and one of the very first black players to play for England, achieving exactly what he did at a particularly difficult time. He is a worthy addition, absolutely.
What made him the footballer he had been his energy, his speed, his strength, his ability.
What made him the person he had been , was his humility, his admiration, his resilience and his sense of a sense of responsibility to his character, and thats exactly what the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust is all about.
Its not about an elite organisation talking about black managers along with other black elite groups. Its helping children in inner cities increase their potential and about the cities
So in many respects as much as he had been a wonderful footballer. I would pay tribute to him more as a person than a footballer.
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