Jack Butland misplaced a pass which rolled dangerously close to his own goal, and when the goalkeeper's next clearance to James Tarkowski was cut out by the Swiss high press, Xherdan Shaqiri should have scored rather than striking the post on his weaker right foot.
"Their movement was really good, they kept the ball really well and we had to chase too much [in the first half]".
He was one of only two players to keep their place as Gareth Southgate shuffled his pack at the King Power Stadium and a disjointed first-half showing followed.
The home truths exchanged in the dressing room at half-time resulted in a far shaper England performance in the second-half. Rose was up and down the flank the whole game, with a number of neat interchanges with Harry Maguire leading to chances for the Three Lions. He ain't a centre back and he certainly ain't any sort of midfielder I'm seriously starting to doubt if he is even a footballer, absolutely honking!
His biggest moment in an England shirt came at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, when he scored the second goal in the Three Lions' quarter-final win over Sweden. Delph offered little forward thrust either, meaning that it was often left to Rashford to take the initiative by turning and running at the Swiss back three.
After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. A shot which blazed over the bar from 12 yards out in the second half summed up the Liverpool midfielder's night.
England fans have had to sit through some turgid friendlies during the past couple of decades, ruined largely by what felt like endless substitutions.