Winning games not the only priority for England's Southgate

Winning games not the only priority for England's Southgate

Marcus Rashford's opener gave England a bright start but they struggled to match Spain until the last 20 minutes, when they probed for an equaliser.

England face Switzerland at the King Power Stadium looking to bounce back from Saturday's 2-1 Nations League loss to Spain, which was their first competitive defeat at Wembley since November 2007.

"We need to asses over the weekend, but I think it's likely we'll need to call some players in", Southgate said.

"At the moment, we have had initial discussions", he told a news conference. "We got it down and we played and we were unlucky not to come out with a draw". The priority is developing the England team.

"That's what I want, to reduce the space and press a lot and against a team with three defenders it was very hard", Luis Enrique said. "But it is a supreme test".

Switzerland will not be an easy task, however, coming into the match on the back of a resounding 6-0 thrashing they handed out to Iceland - an old, haunting enemy of England's past footballing endeavours.

They host World Cup finalists Croatia on Tuesday and look to make it two wins out of two.

Rodrigo celebrates scoring what proved to be Spain's victor against England at Wembley.

"They have a system in Spain that has produced some of the best midfield players in the world ever".

In their first game since reaching the semi-finals in Russia, England were denied a point when Makkelie awarded a foul in favour of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea for minimal contact with Danny Welbeck.

Thanks to the high pressing of Spain at Wembley these forays forward were seriously curtailed with both time and space being at a premium.

The former Barcelona coach had already ruffled feathers by dropping mainstays Jordi Alba and Koke from his squad and then picked a new-look line-up containing only five players who had started the World Cup last-16 defeat to Russian Federation on penalties.

Shaw's United career has been overshadowed by injury.

England: Pickford; Tarkowski, Stones, Walker; Rose, Alexander-Arnold; Dier, Lingard, Delph, Loftus-Cheek; Kane. "De Gea came over the top and just dropped it".

By then, however, England were trailing. The second period had barely begun when Shaw suffered a sickening blow to the head as he clashed with Dani Carvajal.

"Danny Welbeck's just stood there, the 'keeper's gone to catch it and fell on top of him and Danny's put it away and somehow the ref's given it as a foul".