Bostock hails England's conquerors
Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
Midfielder says Spain are the best side he has faced yet.
England midfield ace John Bostock had a bitter-sweet feeling following the Young Lions’ semi-final defeat against Spain on Tuesday.
The Tottenham Hotspur schemer started the game on the bench but was introduced midway through the first half to replace the injured Nathan Baker and had the joy of scoring a fine volley against a team which he claims gave him one of the hardest games in his short career to date.
“It’s nice to score, but it’s just disappointing that we lost the match,” he said.
“I think they’re one of the best teams I’ve ever played against though. It was definitely one of the hardest games I’ve played energy-wise at any level, and it felt like we were chasing shadows at times, so I hope they go on and win the Final now.”
As an under-age player at this competition, Bostock could still feature for the U19s next season but that remains far from his thoughts at the moment after just missing out on a place in the Final.
And he still wishes his goal could have meant more to the team when it came at a vital time in the match.
“Sometimes you want to celebrate and enjoy a goal, but at that stage you just want to get back into it,” he added. “We were 2-0 down at the time and you just want to get back in the game.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t do that, but they were quality, they played like brothers out there on the pitch.”