Ashley delight with winner in Denmark
Wednesday, 09 February, 2011
Ashley Young and Jack Wilshere pleased with their night's work.
Match winner Ashley Young hailed his first England goal as one of the greatest moments of his career as the Three Lions came back from a goal down to beat Denmark 2-1 in Copenhagen.
Young hit the decider after Aston Villa team-mate Darren Bent had levelled the score two minutes after Liverpool defender Daniel Agger had put the home side in front.
Young said: “That was up there with the best goals in my career and it was a delight to get on score sheet and hit the winner.
“Being my first goal made it even more special. Hopefully I came on and did well. Fingers crossed if I keep getting in the squad then I can try to establish myself.
“We all want to pull on the shirt whether it is a friendly or a qualifier so everyone wants to give their all. We showed that on the pitch. We went one nil down and showed the strength and character to come back and win the game.”
Arsenal’s teenage midfielder Jack Wilshere, who made his first start before coming off at half-time, was also pleased with the night’s work in Copenhagen.
He said: “It’s great to play for your country and if it’s 45 minutes it’s 45 minutes. I’m delighted to get my first start and I’m glad my debut was a win. It was a difficult game in midfield and I thought we kept the ball well.
“Personally, I am pleased with my performance and the other players made it easy for me. It was similar to my Arsenal role, without going forward so much. I spoke to the boss before the game and he said he wants to play me there and I will play anywhere for my country.
“The main thing is we won and that is what we want to do in international football – win games.
He added: “It was a good performance and we’ve seen some new players so we can take a lot from tonight’s game.”