England 1 Switzerland 0: Rashford gets Southgate's men back to winning ways

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"So numerous lads were playing their first 45 minutes of the season", said the England manager.

The Three Lions were pushing for a return to winning ways after losing 2-1 to Spain over the weekend, while Switzerland thumped Iceland 6-0 in their UEFA Nations League opener.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane, who won the Golden Boot at this year's World Cup with six goals, has started 61 matches in all competitions since the start of last season. "He's had three days of little training, so half-an-hour was flawless to keep him ticking over". [Xherdan] Shaqiri was also dropping off the front into areas that were a problem and they were overloading in midfield.

"I thought this is a good opportunity to do it", Southgate said on Monday.

"We changed the shape in the second half, which helped, and we got our defence a little higher up the pitch". "Everybody has got to play a part in that but the clubs own the player and they have got to do the right thing for themselves".

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"I think there is a welfare thing for me in terms of looking after players".

"We know the performance could have been better".

"We expect that, we encourage it".

"We were trying to correct one or two things but also challenge them a bit, it was an important night for us to finish well and we knew it would be hard because of the changes and amount of game time, but I'm really pleased because the players have given everything this week. And I'm not sure he was developed, I think he was a outcome of a unique talent.capable and willing to have the ball against any opposition".

"He's not had enough break now since 2015 and I do remember a similar situation with myself accumulating from '96, through the tournament, '97, '98 the World Cup in France, in '99 I blew up and in 2000 I was finished".