England rue Rashford misses in Croatia stalemate

Jordan Henderson

The Nations League match had to be played behind closed doors, however, it proved to be a rather boring affair as both sides earned a point from the game. They have been great in training - good, humble and they just want to work hard and that is what we want.

Southgate's side then attacked, only for a neat passing move to break down when Jordan Henderson was unable to find the final ball.

There was also a lively cameo on his debut from Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, the first player born in the 2000s to play for England.

"Probably the biggest one that I'd look at as that type of player is Adam Lallana, who obviously is a big part of Liverpool and England", Henderson said.

Kane saw an effort ruled out for offside and seemingly broke the net in the process, leading to a pause in play that saw England fans get a wave from Pickford.

Much of that was to do with England's industry and always playing on the front foot. We have just got to get over the line against these top sides to take that next step.

"There would be more concern if we weren't creating chances".

"Footballers play to win".

That means Henderson misses the game with Spain at Real Betis' ground but he has opted to remain in Spain with the squad because his family had already booked to come out to be with him.

"With the young players we have coming through and their positions, having wingers would suit us as well". 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.

"It was unusual, the first experience of it for all of us", Dier told Sky Sports. The first half was even.

"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".

"Two totally opposite approaches, if you like, but since Gareth has come into the England set-up it has been different and we have all embraced his ideas as a team".

England still have three other goalkeepers to choose from but Rose's exit, which came after Luke Shaw was forced to leave, means that Leicester's Ben Chilwell is now the only left-back in the squad.

The absence of the England band was one plus point - there was no repetitive, tuneless playlist to endure - but it might have helped drown out the noise from the pitch, which is one thing you never hear when supporters are inside a stadium.

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