Jordan Henderson speaks exclusively to FATV following draw with Spain.
by Jamie Bradbury at Kellers Park
Following Sunday's 1-1 draw against Spain in England's opening game at UEFA European Under-21 Championship, FATV took midfielder Jordan Henderson out on the golf buggy at the team hotel for a chat about the game.
Watch the full interview here
Henderson, a recent signing for Liverpool from Sunderland, was on his way to speak to the English press at the nearby hotel and said the mood was positive in the Three Lions camp after Danny Welbeck's 88th minute equaliser against the Spanish.
England went behind in Herning after 14 minutes when Javi Martinez flick was turned home by Ander Herrera. And despite seeing their opponents control possession for much of the game, Stuart Pearce's men worked hard throughout to come back and earn a crucial late point.
And Henderson, whose goal against Romania in the first leg of October's play-off for the Finals helped England to reach Denmark
, says his team defended well and demonstrated their team spirit from start to finish.
"The mood is still positive," he said. "Obviously we’re still tired but we’ve done a recovery day today and everyone seems fine.
"Spain kept the ball and made it difficult for us to keep it as well. It was a tough game but it just showed at the end the togetherness that we’ve got that we didn’t stop believing and we managed to get the late goal.
"The back four were brilliant and did really well, the whole team worked really hard to be fair. They didn’t have a lot of chances but kept the ball and made it difficult for us.
The 20-year-old also had a word of praise for England's forward line.
"They played really well and have been playing together for a while and know each other’s game. That worked well for us. We had a few chances and Welbs managed to put one away in the end.
"You’ve got to keep your head and keep working hard and we got our just rewards in the end."
Now Henderson and his team mates are looking ahead to game two back in Herning on Wednesday evening when they face Ukraine who lost 2-1 to Czech Republic on the opening Group B game.
"I heard they were very good in the game against Czech Republic and they’ve been good over the last couple of years," said Henderson.
"That will be another tough game for us but we just have to prepare like we did for Sunday." Watch the full FATV interview with Jordan Henderson by clicking here
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