& # 39; Physically, mentally, emotionally I was exhausted after the game & # 39 ;: Jordan Henderson admits that the final victory of the Liverpool Champions League has taken its toll on preparations for the defeat of the English Nations League by Holland
- England slipped through the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Nations League to a 3-1 defeat
- Marcus Rashford scored but their opponents hit back during extra time
- Jordan Henderson revealed that Liverpool's Champions League victory exhausted him
Jordan Henderson admits that it was difficult to prepare for the semi-final of the English Nations League against the Netherlands after having lifted the Champions League trophy five days earlier.
Defensive errors were the main reason for a 3-1 extra-time defeat against the Dutch in Guimaraes, when the side of Gareth Southgate lost a semi-final for the second consecutive summer.
In the last four games of the 2018 World Cup there were loss-making figures for Croatia, when England took the lead before it was defeated and finally defeated to defeat.
The Liverpool Jordan Henderson captain felt empty after lifting the Champions League trophy
Henderson came off the bench when Southgate opted against picking out one of the seven players who challenged the Champions League final on Saturday.
Tottenham's Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Danny Rose and Henderson's Liverpool teammates Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold were named as substitutes.
Henderson told UEFA.com: & # 39; It was tough. It was a quick turnaround after the weekend – physically, mentally, emotionally I was empty after the game and it took a few days to prepare for this game.
& # 39; But the boys also trained for a few weeks at the same time to adapt to this game and they deserved to play. We also have a great team and you have to use that. & # 39;
The midfielder came off the bench when England lost 3-1 to the Nations League
Marcus Rashford opened the score with a penalty before Matthijs De Ligt made it right to throw the Manchester United forward in the sixteen meters by coming in the tying run.
Jesse Lingard thought he had only scored a late winner to see that his blow was ruled out by the video assistant's referee for the smallest offside decision.
In the extra time, both John Stones and Ross Barkley made mistakes that led to goals – firstly a goal of Kyle Walker and then a connection for Quincy Promes.
There is a chance to do back-to-back semifinal next year defeats with the European championships – especially with most of England's matches to be played at Wembley – and Henderson has called on the team to learn from their last setback.
Quincy Promes used two errors to help the Netherlands reach the Nations League final
& # 39; They were two bad goals, really from our side & # 39 ;, the Liverpool skipper added.
& # 39; Of course we were unlucky for the offside decision, we thought that was a good time to score and we were at the top at that time.
& # 39; The last 10-15 minutes I felt that we were in control and could win the game and then we spent extra time on two bad goals from our point of view.
& # 39; It's hard to lose, but you have to learn as much as possible from the experience and continue. I'm sure we can keep improving and hopefully there are still many great games coming from this team.
& # 39; We just have to keep going, keep the experiences we have had together, good and bad, and keep working towards the goal. & # 39;
England is in third place against Switzerland in the Nations League play-off on Sunday afternoon and it remains to be seen whether Southgate will make major changes to the team, including possible starts for Henderson or anyone else who played in Madrid last weekend.
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