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'Our first half performance was embarrassing but it's great we can shout at each other to change things, ' said the Tottenham defender, who impressed as England bounced back from Saturday's 2-1 Wembley defeat to Spain.

The Three Lions could have lost four games in a row for the first time in their history - just months after their charge to the World Cup semi-finals - but Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game early in the second half to fire his side back to winning ways.

After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead.

"We didn't get hold of their pivot in the first half, [Granit] Xhaka was always available and their back three were finding him too easily".

With their rendition of Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again" in tribute to Gareth Southgate on loop for nearly the entire game, Rashford's goal was a rare moment of respite.

His time under Jose Mourinho has seen his progress halted after an exciting debut season under Louis Van Gaal, so this strike for England will be a timely reminder of what Rashford can do when he's playing with confidence. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of an organisation which has done so much to eradicate racism and all forms of discrimination in the game and society, there was a strong Kick It Out presence around the King Power Stadium.

'The gaffer had stern words with us and second half was much better'.

"Before I got in the players were trying to sort things out", he continued.

'It's important they have a view, they are intelligent football players, they should have a view of what's going on. We wanted to finish the game strongly.

"It's not been a ideal week by any means but we finish with a win, which is important moving forward", said Southgate. We also know that, on Saturday against Spain, we could have feasibly ended with a draw which would have looked different as well.

"It is easy for them to be harsh on themselves but Danny has only has had one match this season and we are suffering a physical situation on the back of the World Cup for so numerous players".

"I imagine Croatia are having similar difficulties".


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