Man Utd fullback Shaw has message after England head injury

Mae Harvey
September 10, 2018

Spain returned to winning ways with their 2-1 victory over England on Saturday (Sep 8) after their disastrous time at the World Cup but the most striking element of their performance at Wembley was the new identity they are forming under coach Luis Enrique. I want to be in games that matter, I believe I've been through an experience that is as pressured as you're ever going to face at any club or worldwide team in getting through a World Cup, so I'm totally comfortable with that, and what's beyond that is to be decided.

Physios attended to the injury for more than five minutes before the Manchester United player was carried off on a stretcher.

Southgate said the goal should have stood but admitted his side had struggled to counter Spain's passing game.

"I believe I've been through an experience that is as pressured as you're ever going to face at any club or worldwide team in getting through a World Cup, so I'm totally comfortable with that, and what's beyond that is to be decided".

Substitute Danny Welbeck saw a stoppage-time leveller controversially ruled out, meaning England head into Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland reeling from three successive defeats in all competitions for the first time since 1988.

"For me, I'm under contract, I'm enjoying the role, I love the challenge of it and that's it really".

"We knew it was going to be a hard game". He's scored a goal and was in the penalty box more.

"But I'm proud of the way we finished the game". He made some bold decisions, not least the selection of Joe Gomez at the expense of Kyle Walker when the Manchester City defender is still considered worthy of a place in Pep Guardiola's team. "So, I think, on this occasion, that's the approach we have to take".

"In the second half we knew how to cope under pressure and that's an important thing for us, that we stuck together in tough moments like in the second half".

"We are under no illusion that Spain were the better team for long periods", he said.

The game would end in defeat for England, who were deservedly beaten by their technically superior opponents.

Southgate said: "He's got a tremendous mentality, he's got great talent and we think he's got everything to go on and be a top player".

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