England must not panic after Spain defeat, says Trippier

0:42                      
         
      
       Harry Kane feels he was not at his best in Russia despite winning Golden Boot

0:42 Harry Kane feels he was not at his best in Russia despite winning Golden Boot

"That is just the circumstances of the start date of the league and us going as far as we did at the World Cup".

"That focus will come on me and I'm not concerned about it, otherwise I'd make decisions just to boost my own win record", he said when asked about any fear of defeat.

"Well, not many England sides have played a World Cup semi-final and a third-v-fourth play-off", Southgate replied testily to the statistic about England's three-match losing run.

The Manchester United left-back was making his first worldwide start in three years after battling back from a broken leg and loss of form in the past two seasons.

Late substitute Danny Welbeck saw a last-gasp equaliser controversially chalked off as the referee deemed the Arsenal man had fouled Spain goalkeeper David de Gea before turning the ball home.

"So there's a lot of good individual positives for us and for me, as a collective, they gave everything to get back into the game and I have to commend them for that".

Southgate says the next three months will be an exceptional challenge and will tell us exactly where we stand.

"It was a really good team performance and there were some outstanding individual performances and a lot of players who came of age on an global stage". We can either go back to our old style and we'll never be a top team, or we can keep trying to do what we do and suffer at times.

"Now a different midfielder is coming in, but the philosophy they represented with Luis Aragones was the beginning of a new era". 'We are building and that is all we can do, play against these teams. I don't even think I touched David. But over the 90 minutes we have to accept that Spain were better than us for long periods of the game.

Earlier, Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw had left the field on a stretcher following lengthy treatment from more than ten medical staff after a collision with Dani Carvajal.

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

"We'll go through some tests".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.