Young fixed on Euros
Saturday, 26 May, 2012
Match winner in Oslo remains fully focused on Euro 2012.
Ashley Young said it was a bonus to score the game's only goal in Oslo to set up England first win under new boss Roy Hodgson but said the priority was to prepare for Euro 2012.
Young shot home in the ninth minute to set up the victory. “I think I did alright and took my goal well,” said the Manchester United winger.
“It was tough out there but it is all about preparing for the Euros now and getting a win is nice as well.”
It was the fourth game in succession that Young has scored for England but he is taking nothing for granted, with Hodgson preparing for the opening game of Euro 2012 against France in just over two weeks' time in Donetsk.
“It's down to the Manager not me, I've just got to keep putting in performances like I have been in previous games and again tonight, and we'll see what happens when it comes to the Euros.”
Young was pleased with the way he linked with Andy Carroll in attack, and added: “I think it worked well. We worked on it in training and there were a few good combinations.
"It worked well with the goal, which was always nice to get, and there was a good combination between us.”
Overall it was a satistfactory night's work in Oslo: “We got the win, we're preparing for the Euros now, and this game and next week's game against Belgium are about preparing in the right way.
"The Manager has come in and changed a few things, it has only been a few days so far, but I think it worked out there tonight.”