Adam Lallana can be answer to England's creative quandary, insists Henderson

Rosalie Gross
October 15, 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate says he wants his side to be positive in possession against Spain on Monday and feels the Three Lions would have no chance of a result if they just defended for 90 minutes.

This was as far away from a World Cup semi-final in Moscow as it was possible to get - a packed, vast bowl of a stadium replaced by a barely populated arena with the peace only disturbed by the shouts of players and occasional polite applause. "A couple of fans got up on the hill but once the game started it was in the back of our minds". We're disappointed not to have won but I have to focus on the way we played.

Ramos is on a mission to stop Kane from scoring and extend his global drought to seven games. "I like the way he interprets the game by trying to play with the ball and adapting to his players, which is something we all must do".

Dejan Lovren was booked for a clumsy tackle on Sterling as the first half petered out, but a much brighter start to the second half nearly brought a goal for either side.

England's Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund's exciting 18-year old winger, produced a darting run late on after coming off the bench to replace Raheem Sterling and make his worldwide debut before the match fizzled out in the final few minutes.

The Liverpool midfielder was the more advanced of the two as Dier sat at the base with Henderson to his right and Chelsea's Ross Barkley on his left.

Enrique is wary of England's set-piece strength, adding: 'We must be vigilant and ensure that we generate the least possible occasions (for set-pieces)'. We dictated the flow for a long period.

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"To play and to win against England is big news around the world and footballers are always grateful for that".

"I don't think we should ever be rigid and only have one way of playing".

"You want to be winning those games, and that's the next thing for us to do. It's an opportunity to look at some younger players". Ben Chilwell, the Leicester full-back making his first England start, was addressed as "Chilly" whenever he was in possession; perhaps he will get "Ben" once familiarity kicks in. "With us [Dortmund] he's doing really well".

The home side got the match under way and tried to get the ball forward immediately, but England got it clear.

"When you walk out and the national anthem is on and you're singing it to no-one - hopefully it's something we don't have to experience too many times in our career".

"It's exciting for me to know that when he comes back in, he can take us forward even more".

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