England vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report

England vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report

England vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report

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 global football.

England's players did not hold back from criticising each other at halftime following a bad start to Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland and defender Danny Rose believes the exchange helped them improve and seal a 1-0 victory. "We know how exciting he is and we know he is going to be a top player, he's got a super mentality and he's great to work with". And as a product of the Leicester's academy, it was a moment to be proud of for the local supporters with Chilwell becoming the first player to make his England debut on his own club's turf since Paul Scholes did it at Old Trafford in May 1997 in a game against South Africa.

While both sides will feel they could've been ahead at the break, it was Switzerland's Yann Sommer who was the busier of the two goalkeepers.

A fairly straight forward second half saw Butland end the game with a clean sheet, but the Championship player can count himself lucky the Swiss were not clinical in the first half.

'The gaffer had stern words with us and second half was much better'.

And they most recently played away from London when they hosted Costa Rica prior to the World Cup.

"We expect and encourage it because they're intelligent footballers and it's important they have a view".

"It's not been a ideal week by any means but we finish with a win, which is important moving forward", said Southgate. We want to have an environment that's demanding because that's the only way we can keep raising the standards.

England proved far too strong for the Swedes before falling short against Croatia in the last four, but it is Switzerland who have so far bounced back from their World Cup disappointment the stronger.

"We could see how good a side Spain were at the weekend", he said. We also know that, on Saturday against Spain, we could have feasibly ended with a draw which would have looked different as well.

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