Enrique slams Spain's first-half display against England


Some time next year, perhaps as soon as March, Raheem Sterling will win his 50th global cap, becoming the third-youngest player, after Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney, to reach that milestone.

Raheem Sterling admitted his frustrations at his three-year England goal drought after spearheading a stunning win for the Three Lions in Spain.

Spain lost a competitive home fixture for the first time since 2003 - ending a run of 38 matches without defeat - after being upstaged by World Cup semi-finalists England in Seville.

SPAIN has come under fire from UEFA after audible jeers could be heard during England's national anthem last night.

As I say above, this is a great result but it is insulting the intelligence to claim the display as showing this was some kind of great England team.

"England have been brilliant, I've been so impressed".

The Three Lions manager has admitted that several of his players are psychologically jaded after their exertions at the World Cup in Russian Federation and then being given very little time to recuperate with the Premier League kicking off on August 10.

"With a lot of young players, it's important they have good experiences, that they enjoy playing for England and feel the way we want to play", Southgate said.

But in terms of a competitive match, you have to go back 16 years to Sapporo, and David Beckham's penalty against Argentina, for England's last win against a World Cup victor.

"It was a attractive feeling to score, I put pressure on myself, it's my position to score goals", Sterling told Sky Sports.

"There were moments where we showed some real composure on the ball, from the goalkeeper right the way through the team. I'm delighted and now we have to keep building".

The Spanish defence played with a ridiculously high line which was breached thrice in the first half.

Spain still lead the group with six points after three games, while Gareth Southgate's side are second on four, leaving Croatia bottom with one point although the World Cup runners-up, who beat England in the semi-finals in Russian Federation, have a game in hand. If the rest of the team is as good as the Spanish have been with Busquets, and Busquets has been a great player for Barcelona, don't get me wrong.