Luis Enrique admits mistake over Aspas call-up

England's manager Gareth Southgate attends a press conference at The Grove Hotel in Watford north of London

Gareth Southgate is unsure whether England have time to become genuine Euro 2020 challengers, but pledged to "keep faith" with his principles after Spain delivered an uncomfortable reality check in a 2-1 defeat at Wembley.

England's narrow defeat by Spain in their UEFA Nations League opener was their third successive loss but manager Gareth Southgate said on Monday that developing the team was more important to him than bettering his win record. "I know Vards and he's a robust player".

"The ref gave a foul and personally I don't understand how it was a foul but these decisions happen and you have just got to move on", said Trippier.

In the past Spain were vulnerable whenever they lost possession but against England they seemed more comfortable without the ball and defending with their backs against the wall, as they had to do in the latter stages of the game.

"It was a really good team performance and there were some outstanding individual performances and a lot of players who came of age on an worldwide stage".

'We want to test ourselves against the best and we put up a fight.

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But goals from Saul Niguez and Rodrigo proved enough for Spain to bounce back and secure victory in new boss Luis Enrique's first game in charge.

I believe I've been through an experience that is as pressured as you're ever going to face at any club or global team in getting through a World Cup, so I'm totally comfortable with that, and what's beyond that is to be decided.

Unfortunately, Shaw's night came to an early end after he was stretchered off following a clash of heads with Dani Carvajal.

A new era has started in midfield as well as the dugout for Spain, with the victory over England their first match since the worldwide retirement of Andres Iniesta. "The right thing for them - and ultimately the right thing for us - is to give them game time".

Luis Enrique knows all about taking on a talented team that has performed well below its level, having lifted Barcelona from their post-Pep Guardiola slump to become Champions League winners again, so managing Spain will not faze the 48-year-old.

"I think at the moment we have to stick with the plan, stick with what we're doing and just get better at doing it". Now we can go on and improve.

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