Published: Wed, November 16, 2016
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Spain's evergreen Aduriz praised ahead of England friendly

Spain's evergreen Aduriz praised ahead of England friendly

Julen Lopetegui: "I'm passionate about English football; it's lived in a special way, unique".

"Playing here [at Wembley] is an honour and a pleasure.The match will be hard, against tough opponents, and I hope we have a great game".

Lopetegui claims that England chiefs would be wise to offer Southgate the job on a full-time basis, having guided his nation to two wins and a draw from his three games at the helm thus far. "I'm a Torino player for this season", he said.

"For years, we've talked about not being able to play out from the back", Southgate said of the England psyche. I don't remember seeing many good teams over the years that weren't very good at pressing, whether that was Holland going back to the 1970s or Milan going back to their successful teams. "I think he's got the flawless manager (in Guardiola) to work with and to hone, and for all of our defenders, that's what we want to encourage".

England are now top of World Cup 2018 qualification Group F with 10 points from their four games and meet Spain in a friendly at Wembley on Tuesday evening.

"But we are talking about two super players, that is beyond doubt".

LA FC will make their debut in the MLS in two years' time and, despite Rooney's reported desire to stay at United, Penn revealed the forward is one of a number of players the club is now targeting as they look to assemble their first-team squad. Go selfish, shut up shop, try to eke out a 1-0 or do we say "no lads, let's play with belief, go with what we think is the right way to play". "Outside of Wayne Rooney, Gary Cahill and Joe Hart, we don't have players with loads of caps".

"I read that as "you're on your way son".

Lingard made his debut in Southgate's first game in charge against Malta last month and takes the place of the injured Wayne Rooney, who was released from the squad with a minor knee complaint.

At the start of the year, Stones - then playing for Everton - performed three Cruyff turns around his box while being challenged for the ball in a Premier League match against Tottenham.

When speaking to the media on Monday afternoon, Southgate revealed he was already planning to rest Rooney, England's all-time leading goalscorer, from the friendly against Spain and give someone else the chance to captain the side.

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