Danny Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

Mae Harvey
September 13, 2018

Operating in support of Danny Welbeck at the sharp end of a 3-5-2 system, Rashford was England's liveliest player throughout, and looked their most likely source of a goal even before he netted for the fifth time in worldwide football. Clearly ill at ease with the ball at his feet, the Stoke man nearly passed the ball into his own net in the sixth minute and his under-hit pass to James Tarkowski seconds later culminated in Xherdan Shaqiri hitting the post for the visitors.

He now returns to Old Trafford to begin a three-game suspension for a red card picked up 10 minutes after going on as a sub in their win at Burnley in the last game before this worldwide break.

"We could have been two or three nil down at half-time", said England full-back Danny Rose.

Manager Gareth Southgate is likely to select Ruben Loftus-Cheek to replace Alli after leaving the Chelsea playmaker on the bench on Saturday.

Southgate made nine changes for the Switzerland game and revealed that he was not in the dressing room when the players launched into each other. "It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did". We needed to keep him ticking over. "They were frustrated after the first half".

"He is happy to play wherever he can get game time and he is still getting stronger". "He's had three days of little training, so half-an-hour was ideal to keep him ticking over". The first half was quite predictable really.

'I am concerned about Harry Kane.

Leicester have had a solid start to the season, winning two of their first four games, sandwiched between an away loss to Manchester United and a home defeat to Liverpool, going down 2-1 on both occasions.

"I don't think Harry Kane, at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the matches for Tottenham really".

"We were trying to correct one or two things but also challenge them a bit, it was an important night for us to finish well and we knew it would be hard because of the changes and amount of game time, but I'm really pleased because the players have given everything this week".

Rashford subsequently went to Euro 2016 as England's boy wonder but only played a cameo role in that tournament and was then largely a substitute at this summer's World Cup.

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