Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling said that being clinical was an important contributing factor in Englnd’s win over Spain at Seville last night. England registered their first win in the Nations League by beating Spain 3-2. Sterling struck twice while Rashford scored one to give England a 3-0 lead. Spain pulled two goals back thanks to Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos. However, by then it was too little too late.
Unlike their 0-0 draw against Croatia, England scored from every shot they had on target. Following the win, Sterling said, “It was a brilliant team performance. I thought we went straight at them from the beginning and we were clinical today. The other day [against Croatia] we played some good football at times but today I think we played really well and took those chances when we needed to.”
Sterling’s first goal was his first international goal since his goal against Estonia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. About his first goal, Sterling said, “It was a beautiful feeling; I put a lot of pressure on myself to get in the box and score goals, and sometimes it works for you and sometimes it don’t but it’s my position to score goals and I need to keep that going. It means a lot to me, as you said it’s been three years, and it means a lot in a game like this.”
England’s next Nations League fixture is against Croatia next month at Wembley.