"I don't know if [Southgate] put him in the wrong position or it was the wrong game to play him, but I just think we got our balance completely wrong last night".
It ended a 43-match unbeaten run in Euro and World Cup qualifying matches stretching back to a 1-0 loss in Ukraine in October 2009 - and was a result Southgate's men could hardly argue with. They did everything right, playing with precision, bravery and skill we had never seen before.
It was a sober assessment from Harry Maguire. The former Ireland assistant manager said Rose had been both "shocking" and "abysmal" in the game.
The introduction of Mason Mount into an advanced midfield role left Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice outnumbered and overrun behind the Chelsea playmaker.
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His midfield partner Rice, who has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United in recent months, didn't fare much better in the middle of the park.
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Who would say that about England now?
Incidentally, the core of England's defence is struggling in the Premier League.
Victory in Prague on Saturday morning (Oct 12, Singapore time) would have secured qualification for a tournament where England will enjoy home advantage for most of their games with London one of 12 host cities. Still, if he can find form and fitness at West Ham, Wilshere might - but don't bank on it - prove himself to be England's missing link after all.
Midfields win games. The forwards may get the plaudits for their goals, but unless a midfield can control a game and dictate the play, the team will lose more than it wins.
But right now, England are too predictable and too easy to play against.
Zdenek Ondrasek was the hero with an 85th minute victor and it ended England's 43-game unbeaten streak in qualifier that goes back 10 years.