Michael Keane has credited Roy Hodgson for England Under-21s' win over Scotland
Michael Keane believes the mix of squad competition and Roy Hodgson led to England Under-21s resounding victory over Scotland.
The 20-year-old Manchester United defender played the full 90 minutes during the 6-0 rout at Bramall Lane, and it was a result that capped off an enjoyable few days for the team.
Keane said: "It's been a good few days and we've had a couple of days of preparation with the proper boss in Roy Hodgson and it's paid off.
"It was a good performance, we kept a good clean sheet and looked good going forward.
"There was some good one-touch play and some good individual skills, so we couldn't ask for much more.”
Keane is excited about the talent within the squad, and with a European Championship qualification campaign due to get underway next month when Moldova visit the Madejski Stadium, he knows competition for places will be tough.
Keane said: "There are some unbelievable players in this squad and we know we've got the talent to do well and that showed that against Scotland.
"There was a big squad and everyone was really competitive.
"When you look at the players sat on the bench there's so many good players and the starting eleven isn't necessarily going to be in the squad against Moldova so everyone is playing for their place.”