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The problem with England is often not their philosophy but more the lack of one. Jurgen Klopp recently stated that his Dortmund side are built on English values, per the Daily Mail, yet England often feel the need to try and copy another nation's approach.
Chile, meanwhile, did undergo a top-down changing of attitudes under Marcelo Bielsa a few years previous, but they are a side completely at ease with their identity—win or lose.
In Prof. Sampaoli they have an excellent manager who has been defeated just once in 13 games this calendar year, drawing away with both Spain and Brazil—albeit in a domestic game. They have talent, but maximise it through excellent teamwork and tactical understanding.
Against Poland, England showed signs of playing the game that Klopp describes. The high-paced end-to-end action that English players are famed for producing, and that, if done properly, can be highly effective.
England were a much-changed unit Friday night and played as such. Chile, like Spain and Germany, have shown this year that they can change personnel, but the system and approach remains.
Hodgson must hand England a similar identity of their own before they will ever maximise their potential.