Luis Enrique remained upbeat after his first loss as Spain coach, despite admitting he could have killed his players for their "awful" first-half performance in Monday's 3-2 UEFA Nations League defeat to England. We needed to be fearless with the ball.
Often the scapegoat for England by some sections of the media and Three Lions followers, the City forward ended his long wait for a national team goal against Spain and, just like buses, you wait an age for one and then two come in succession. "It was a lovely feeling to score".
"It's not for me to take any credit", the England boss said of Sterling. The celebrations when it went in. that was frustration, all the pressure, coming out.
Chelsea's trigger-happy defender Marcos Alonso had to great opportunities to score in either half, forcing an early save from Jordan Pickford while scores were still locked at zero and hitting the bar with a shot near the end.
Southgate said: "I'm delighted for Raheem".
"Now I have a long time to go and think". He took up some really risky pockets of play and got turned and running at the defence. He and Marcus [Rashford] were diligent with their defending too.
"We had to do more than of our share and being compact without the ball was going to be critical".
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Southgate's team scored with every shot they had on target, whilst in terms of overall shots, England had 5 compared to the hosts' 23.
"The variation of angles and styles to a mere three passes that traversed the length of the pitch made it all the more thrilling, before the glorious abandon of the finish".
Despite not getting on the scoresheet during England's first half blitz, pundit Savage called for Kane's contribution to be acknowledged.
"At times, we ran the risk of losing the ball near our goal, but when we got out of that press we were a huge threat in counter attack".