Joe Cole praises England’s ‘personality’ for getting back into the game against Germany, as he calls Luke Shaw’s 0-2 goal ‘massive’ for the team
- England fell 0-2 behind Germany to draw 3-3 at Wembley
- Result is positive after months of negative headlines around England
- Joe Cole believed the draw, despite leading, was a step in the right direction
Joe Cole has praised the ‘personality’ of Gareth Southgate’s England team for the way they got back into the game against Germany on Monday.
Goals from Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Harry Kane undone Germany’s 2-0 lead within 12 minutes of the second half, leaving England on the cusp of an unlikely victory.
Germany spared their own blush a few minutes later when a mistake by Nick Pope enabled Kai Havertz to score his second of the game – the first time he ever did so for his national team – but Cole saw enough to be encouraged for Qatar. become .
Joe Cole praised England’s personality for their response to the 2-0 defeat at Wembley
He said on Channel 4: ‘You can play friendlies and learn a lot, but the guys are subjected to real pressure.
“It’s not exactly the same as tournament pressure, but everyone has an opinion. To get behind a team like Germany 2-0 and show the personality to get back into the game is something you learn.
‘It is not a perfect preparation, but it is a good preparation.’
The former Chelsea man praised substitutes Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount for changing the game
Gareth Southgate introduced the two stars with England facing the course of another defeat in the Nations League
Meanwhile, it was Southgate’s changes in bringing in Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount that seemingly changed the game for England, with the Arsenal man’s direct run hurting Germany in central areas, while Mount’s intelligence on and off the ball is always a threat. , with the aim of extreme
Cole praised both players for the impact they had on the field.
‘The Mount-Saka clutch, what a finish. He played it. Mason will be the first to admit he hasn’t been at his best, but he took that with such confidence and the place exploded. So much passion.’
He went on to discuss Jude Bellingham’s impact on the game, with his midfield run raising serious questions about the athleticism of Germany’s central players.
Jude Bellingham impressed the whole time and Cole selected him in his post-match comments
It was Bellingham who also won the penalty, giving England the lead via Harry Kane, who went within two goals of the all-time scoring record for England.
Cole said, ‘Jude Bellingham was excellent tonight. Getting corpses in the box. Luke Shaw does the right thing to get good contact first and you need that at a bad time. An important goal for this group.’
England won’t be playing again until they meet Iran on the second day of the World Cup final.