Jose Mourinho slips and falls before England's loss to Spain at Wembley
- Author: Stacy Allen Sep 10, 2018,
Sep 10, 2018, 2:22
England got their UEFA Nation's League campaign off to a losing start on Saturday, with the Three Lions losing 2-1 to Spain in their first competitive defeat at Wembley since a Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia in November 2007.
The Portuguese coach was strolling into the famous stadium to take his position for the match when the incident happened.
With many fearing the worst for Luke Shaw, it was reported shortly afterward that he was doing well, and had been contacting his family from within the England dressing-room to inform them of his condition.
He repaid the faith shown by England manager Gareth Southgate with an excellent cross for Marcus Rashford to open the scoring at Wembley on Saturday.
"He may have mistakes like everybody else, but we have one of the best in the world". "We know there's a distance to go until the very top teams".
England reached their first World Cup semi-final in three decades in Russian Federation, before losing 2-1 to Croatia.
Shaw had earlier set up England's opening goal with a superb through ball to clubmate Marcus Rashford.
But goals from Saul Niguez and Rodrigo proved enough for Spain to bounce back and secure victory in new boss Luis Enrique's first game in charge.
"We are under no illusion that Spain were the better team for long periods", he said.
However, a clash with Dani Carvajal early in the second half left him apparently unconscious on the turf.
Shaw left the field on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask and a neck brace after lengthy treatment but was "up and talking" in the change rooms.
"At the time they were thinking about flying me back and, if I had flown back, then I would have probably lost my leg because of the blood clots and stuff in the leg".
That clash gets underway from Wembley at 7:45pm on Tuesday evening in the final outing of the latest global break.