England U20s defeat against Egypt was 'worst performance', says Peter Taylor

The Young Lions coach was left disappointed by his side's exit from the World Cup in Turkey, claiming they were punished for not taking their first-half chances
England Under-20s coach Peter Taylor described his side's performance in the 2-0 defeat to Egypt as their "worst performance" of the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.

The Young Lions only needed a score draw to advance from their group, but goals from Trezeguet and Hassan Ahmed sent England packing as they finished their campaign bottom of Group E.

Ross Barkley and Eric Dier both missed good chances for England, with Dier’s first-half free-kick hitting the crossbar, and Taylor could not hide his disappointment at the outcome of their tournament.

Taylor told reporters: "I thought it was probably our worst performance since we've been here, even though we created a lot of chances.

"If you don't play as well as you can and you don't take chances, you get punished and that's what happened tonight."