England captain Harry Kane to be rested for Switzerland friendly
- Author: Kyle Peterson Sep 12, 2018,
Sep 12, 2018, 4:45
Southgate told 5 live: "The players certainly had a lot to say to each other when they first got into the dressing room".
The second half brought a notable improvement and Marcus Rashford netted the only goal from Kyle Walker's 54th-minute cross. And this resulted in many players taking home the prized cap, while how deserving they were of then being branded an "England international" has been open to great debate.
"The players have given everything through a really hard period".
"We also had a tactical issue dealing with Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka going so deep, which meant even more running for lads getting their first game of the season".
'All of us weren't happy with the performance at half-time, gave them a little bit too much respect with the ball. "In the end, we are over the moon to keep a clean sheet and get back to winning ways".
"Before I got in there the players were trying to sort things out", he explained.
"We were trying to correct one or two things but also challenge them a bit, it was an important night for us to finish well and we knew it would be hard because of the changes and amount of game time, but I'm really pleased because the players have given everything this week". "We were outplayed", said Rose, who was one of England's better performers.
The victory ended a run of three successive defeats before next month's Nations League ties in Croatia and Spain.
"We could see how good a side Spain were at the weekend", he said. It was going to be tough mentally to switch back from the World Cup to these games, physically for all the players, and with two tough games to play.