VIDEO: Peacock generous in defeat
Saturday, 27 August, 2011
The U17 Head Coach spoke to FATV after narrow loss to Czechs.
Click here to watch the full FATV interview with John Peacock
England U17 Head Coach John Peacock congratulated the Czech Republic on their 1-0 defeat of England at Bishop's Stortford's Woodside Park.
Peacock's young side created a host of chances throughout the match, but Czech goalkeeper Radim Jehlicka had an inspired game and he repelled the Three Lions on a number of occasions.
And although he is disappointed with the result, Peacock was generous enough to praise the Czechs for the way they won the game, and pointed to their seventh-minute penalty miss and the fact they struck the woodwork shortly after Luca Kurusta's winner.
He must now regroup his charges ready for the final match of The FA International U17 Tournament, against Portugal at Sixfields Stadium on Sunday.