Distinct lack of England fans will give us major lift, says Southgate

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Gareth Southgate's side, who will now prepare to face Spain on Monday, would have been looking to exact some form of retribution against the country that knocked them out of the World Cup in the semi-finals in the summer.

The 24-year-old had a great chance to get the scoring going, however, he had his effort hit the post, but his performance did not stop many from reacting negatively towards him.

Eric Dier and Harry Kane headed against the woodwork for the visitors while Marcus Rashford spurned two clear opportunities as England missed out on a first win in the new competition.

Croatia rode their luck at times in a match that was played behind closed doors as punishment for a swastika that was marked on the pitch ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy.

However, even back in England, the soullessness of seeing the national team play in front of empty stands should be a reminder of the importance of not sacrificing supporters who attend games for increased cash revenue from television deals.

"If you look at England's players coming through, there's a lack of understanding about what controlling a game is and that can really influence the tempo of a match and make a game move at the pace they want it to".

No Croatia player played more passes in the opposition half or sent in more crosses than the Real Madrid midfielder, and he drew a save from Pickford with a fizzed shot from distance in the second half.

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The game was built up by some English media as a chance for the visitors to avenge Croatia's 2-1 World Cup semi-final win in Russian Federation in July but the game failed to produce any fireworks.

"We could easily hear the ones on the hill", said Dier.

Gareth Southgate has backed England captain Harry Kane to break his goal drought after going six global games without scoring.

The game's first shot on target did not arrive until the 37th minute, when Andrej Kramaric failed to truly test Jordan Pickford from the centre of the box.

Southgate threw on 18-year-old Jadon Sancho for his worldwide debut 12 minutes from time in search of a victor.

Sancho caught the eye when he came on against Croatia, with some excellent touches and a few exciting passes during a 13-minute cameo.

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