Gareth Southgate praised Raheem Sterling and Kalvin Phillips for their parts in England’s opening Euro 2020 victory over Croatia.
Sterling scored the only goal midway through the second half.
The Manchester City forwarded collected Calvin Phillips’ pass and finished.
It is the first time that England have won their opening match of a European Championship in 10 attempts.
“I think that Kalvin is a player who is so understated and who has had a fantastic start to his international career,” Southgate told the BBC after the Three Lions’ win.
“He was immense throughout the game, as they all were.
“I’m so pleased for Raheem. He’s had this hex, if you like, at tournaments with not being able to get a goal.
“I thought he was dangerous with his play. Right from the start, there was a throw-in inside and he was running at their defence and he looked a threat.”
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