Under-21s assistant coach Eastick delighted with the young Lions performance at Adams Park
England 3-0 Romania
An England Under-21s International
Adams Park, Wycombe Wanderers FC
7.00pm, Thursday 21 March 2013
England Under-21s assistant coach Brian Eastick was delighted with the performance the young Lions after they beat Romania in Wycombe.
Goals from Wilfried Zaha, Jack Robinson and Nathan Delfouneso secured an excellent win in an impressive performance to make it eight wins in a row.
Morale continues to be high in the camp as they prepare for an important summer at the European Championship in Israel.
"Some of the football was outstanding," said Eastick. "I thought the quality was absolutely top drawer.
"They tried to press us early in the first ten minutes. Sometimes when the surface isn't the best, you need that bit of quality in the final third of the pitch.
"If we were going to be slightly critical, we probably needed to change the pace of the game a bit more in the final third. But overall I was very happy."
Pearce chose to field a strong team at Adams Park in what was their penultimate game before he names his squad for the Finals and the former England defender was rewarded with an excellent performance.
Eastick added: "Stuart has had the opportunity to look at some new players but he is pretty sure of 16 or 17 who will go to Israel.
"We've had a very good run so the important thing is to keep that going because it creates confidence going into a big tournament."
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, who is on-loan from Manchester United, was particularly impressive.
Zaha, who played in the centre forward position, said: "I was hoping I was going to get a hat-trick but I will settle for one. It's was my first goal for the Under-21s and I have waited a long time for it.
"I'm playing in a different position but I am really enjoying it. I know that every time I make a run I will get the ball played up to me."