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Ben Chilwell Insists He Would Have Loved To Have His Family Present Against Croatia


Ben Chilwell has expressed his disappointment not to have his family present at the time of his first full start for England.

Southgate handed the Leicester City fullback his first start against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League games after both Danny Rose and Luke Shaw withdrew their names due to injury issues.

The Three Lions played a goalless draw after wasting a number of chances. Chilwell was impressive through out the game as he was pretty solid defensively and also raced forward with his overlapping runs.

The tie was played behind the closed doors as UEFA imposed a ban on them after a Swastika was found on the pitch during their 2016 Euro qualifier against Italy at this stadium.

Chilwell said, “It is a massive day for myself and my family, it was about having a good game, a good performance and doing well for the team.

“Of course, you would like your family to be here but I am sure they are all watching it on TV. It would have been nice to have them here. That is part and parcel of the game, we have to get on with it

“It was strange, when you step out and sing the national anthem in an empty stadium. We were all aware it would be a weird environment.”


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