Rhian Brewster is hoping England’s opening victory at the U17 Euro Finals will set them up nicely for Sunday’s showdown with Ukraine.
The Liverpool striker netted a brace in the Young Lions’ 3-1 win over Norway on Thursday as Steve Cooper’s side got off to a flying start in the group stage.
- UEFA European U17 Championship
- The Finals
- 1pm, Sunday 7 May 2017
- Stadium Velika Gorica, Croatia
And they now know that another positive result will put them in a strong position to reach the quarter finals and qualification for the U17 World Cup in India later this year.
“For me personally, it’s an amazing feeling,” admitted Brewster, whose two goals helped England recover from an early setback when captain Marc Guehi’s unfortunate own goal put the Norwegians ahead.
“I’ve come a long way this season playing for club and country so it’s very good.
“We’ve had a few good days of training and now we’ve got to go into the next game and do it again.
“We feel that we’re going to win that game as well so hopefully we can.”
Brewster was the central point of England’s three-pronged attack for their opening game in Velika Gorica, with Manchester City's Jadon Sancho and Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi flanking him.
And it was Sancho who caught the eye on Thursday, playing a big part in setting up Brewster's equaliser before having a hand in the second goal which came from a Hudson-Odoi cross.
“I’m not surprised because he does it most games and in training,” revealed Brewster, who has been on the bench for Liverpool’s first-team this season.
“When he put it on a plate, I was just happy to get the goal and get back into the game at 1-1.
“Obviously because we’re not at the same club we try and replicate what we do at some clubs so that’s playing well, connecting together when we run forward.
“We’ve all got goals and assists in us so that’s what we try to do.”