England suffered the biggest defeat in their national team history at home since 1928 on Tuesday at the Molineux stadium when they were defeated by Hungary in the nations league.
The three lions are yet to record a win in their last four Nations League games with their best result coming in their draw against Italy and Germany. England has also scored only once in these four games with the only goal coming from the Penalty spot.
Reece James started the game as a left-back, which was the first time many football fans have seen the Chelsea star play in that position. James is often deployed as a right-wing back, a central bank, and a midfielder at Chelsea.
The Chelsea defender was hailed as one of the complete defenders in the modern game for slotting into the left-back position for England perfectly well.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in April this year spoke on how versatile Reece James is and how he would love to have more Reece James type of players in the Chelsea squad.
The Germain coach said: “I would love to have two of Reece James, that would solve the problem, it’s like 50% towards wing-back and 45% towards the back three.
‘It depends a little bit on how the opponent plays against us. Do we expect a lot of possession, how is their structure for their offensive transition?
“For this, it can sometimes be helpful for Reece to play in the back three and be the first guy to cover in the transition and to not be involved in the attack. We have his speed and physicality as the protection against the opponent’s counter-attack.
“I’m a bit more into that his very best position is the wing-back position where he is perhaps even more decisive, more useful but it is more demanding.
“The next step is to be a regular player over 50, 55, 60 matches and from there we have to decide that those positions are filled with top quality with him.”
Football fans around the world were surprised to see Reece James in the left-back position and producing the same fantastic performance as a right-back. The disappointing fact is England lost the game by 4-0.
Reece James excelling as a left-back will be a piece of good news for Thomas Tuchel as the injury to Ben Chilwell last season was one of the reasons why Chelsea failed to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League as his replacement Marcos Alonso was criticized for his poor defensive work.
Check some fans comments on Twitter as Reece James was deployed as a left back.