"We could have been two or three-nil down at half-time", Danny Rose, the left back who was one of the few players to impress, said.
Marcus Rashford went into the global break under a cloud, after being red-carded for rashly lowering his head into Phil Bardsley's face during Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley, but he emerges from it as one of the few players to have scored points - and the only one to have scored any goals - for England. But actually if I am Pep I have other players, senior players, who I have to get up to speed because they haven't had many minutes. 'They are going to have the League Cup, hopefully European football, so more opportunity. They have to try and win matches.
Much of the talk in the aftermath of England's loss to Spain last Saturday focused on the lack of a world-class creative midfielder in the hosts' ranks, with Southgate opining afterwards that England have not produced such a player since Paul Gascoigne, who happened to be in attendance at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. So Phil came on at the end.
England fans took to social media to vent their frustration at the fact that the Manchester United forward was not given starting opportunities for England in Russian Federation. But it is a hard landscape for us. "It is even more complicated".
"It's not my business to interfere with club managers, they have a hard job to do and they have big squads at the top six, huge competition for places, so Jose thinks the world of Marcus". They have a hard job to do and they have big squads in the top six, with huge competition for places. He's a huge admirer of him.
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"It was a short break with no preseason and everybody was back earlier than I am sure everybody would have expected for club matches, although that is entirely understandable", Southgate told reporters on Monday. However, Southgate floated the idea of trying to fit all three into the same side, an idea that would probably mean Sterling switching to another position. We have to remember that Harry, at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the same number of matches for Spurs.
"It was a tall order to ask them to play against an excellent Switzerland side, they kept the ball well and we had to chase too much".