England v Switzerland - Preview and possible lineups

Dean Simpson
September 11, 2018

He then replaced Julen Lopetegui as full-time coach of the national team shortly after Spain, under interim coach Fernando Hierro, were eliminated in the second round of the World Cup by hosts Russian Federation.

"As a team you don't want it, to any player you don't want the situation to happen", he said.

While England had an impressive summer campaign at the World Cup, defying all expectations to reach the semi-finals over in Russian Federation, they did so with a relatively young and inexperienced side.

Coach Gareth Southgate lost Manchester United defender Luke Shaw to a head injury shortly after the interval and pressed hard for an equaliser as the game entered its final stages.


'The ref gave a foul and personally I don't understand how it was a foul'.

"He always finds the best escape, the best pass out."Even if he doesn't provide the assist, he comes up with the pass that will help a player in attack to be found in space". We know there's a distance to go until the very top teams.

"If I was a club manager I would have no choice but to bring players back when they did otherwise I could not field a team and get off to a good start". "At moments we compete and we look like being able to create chances. I said right across the summer, we're under no illusions about that, but also we are prepared for that challenge". But over the 90 minutes we have to accept that Spain were better than us for long periods of the game.

Shaw was stretchered off early in the second half after an aerial collision with Dani Carvajal but confirmed he was "doing fine" in the dressing room after the game.


He said De Gea told him that he was fouled for Welbeck's disallowed effort.

"Now a different midfielder is coming in, but the philosophy they represented with Luis Aragones was the beginning of a new era".

Winning his first game in charge against England gives Luis Enrique a flawless start, and even with the recent retirements of Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and David Silva, he still has great quality to work with. "But I don't think we were under any illusions as a coaching team".

But Press Association Sport understands the 23-year-old is conscious and will undergo further tests at Wembley.


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