England set the standard for the future with shock win over Spain, says Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier

By On October 16, 2018

England set the standard for the future with shock win over Spain, says Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier believes England's win against Spain on Monday night was a statement and should set the standard moving forward.

Gareth Southgate's side stunned Spain in a 3-2 Nations League victory that will live long in the memory, with Raheem Sterling ending his 1,102-day wait for an international goal in style as he opened the scoring in Seville before netting again once Marcus Rashford had doubled the advantage.

The hosts rallied after the break as substitute Paco Alcacer headed home before Sergio Ramos grabbed another deep into st oppage time.

leftCreated with Sketch. rightCreated with Sketch. ShapeCreated with Sketch.Spain vs England â€" Nations League player ratings

1/22 Marcus Rashford - 8/10

Rashford took his goal really nicely and played a gorgeous pass for England’s opener, but it is for his workrate that he earns high marks. His pace really worries teams and there was a sense tonight that he was a little more comfortable tucked inside rather than on the wide extremes. Tireless and diligent i n his defensive work, Rashford never seemed to stop running and battling. Action Images via Reuters

2/22 Harry Kane - 8/10

He would have loved a goal but this was a magnificent performance from Kane. Dominated the Spanish defence with his physicality, Action Images via Reuters

3/22 Raheem Sterling - 7/10

Two very welcome goals to break his drought. The first was an excellent finish. Sterling was busy and a menace in behind that Spain struggled to deal with. AP

4/22 Ross Barkley - 7/10

Accomplished performance. Similarly to Winks showed his defensive steel and always looked forward when on the ball. Delectable clipped ball to Kane for Sterling’s second. Action Images via Reuters

5/22 Eric Dier - 7/10

Much-maligned in an England shirt, this was a good performance from Dier. His early clattering of Sergio Ramos was a bit of a tone-setter and seemed to almost lift England. Stout at the heart of midfield. Action Images via Reuters

6/22 Harry Winks - 6/10

Winks was very quiet, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. A player more for the game where England are dominant in possession, but his positional sense and discipline was strong throughout. Getty Images

7/22 Ben Chilwell - 6/10

A few nervy moments, but generally solid. Spain certainly didn’t exploit him at any point, and Chilwell stuck to his task well, blocking several attempted crosses. Kept going through the 90 minutes. Action Images via Reuters

8/22 Harry Maguire - 8/10

A few nervy moments, but generally solid. Spain certainly didn’t exploit him at any point, and Chilwell stuck to his task well, blocking several attempted crosses. Kept going through the 90 minutes. Getty Images

9/22 Joe Gomez - 7/10

Untroubled and unperturbed throughout the game. Gomez used the ball well and did all his defensive work effectively. Action Images via Reuters

10/22 Kieran Trippier - 7/10

The Tottenham full-back ran himself virtually into the ground before being replaced. Asensio got no joy against Trippier. An impressive defensive performance, even if he had little chance to get forward. Getty Images

11/22 Jordan Pickford - 6/10

His well-directed long balls were influential in both the first and second goals. Very, very fortunate not to concede a penalty for his pulling back of Rodrigo after messing about in his own area. Tidy generally, and similarly to De Gea had very little to do saves-wise. Action Images via Reuters

12/22 Marco Asensio - 5/10

Asensio was probably Spain’s most disappointing player, his largely exce llent set-pieces aside. He earns a slight rating jump for that, but otherwise was wasteful and lacked drive. Getty Images

13/22 Rodrigo - 5/10

Rodrigo should have had a penalty, but otherwise a quiet game. Maguire and Gomez handled him rather easily. AFP/Getty Images

14/22 Iago Aspas - 5/10

Aspas was relatively lively, but didn’t look a natural fit on the right wing. Substituted for the more impressive Paco Alcacer. Getty Images

15/22 Saul - 5/10

Kept possession well, but similarly to his midfield cohorts Saul did little to influence outside of the middle of the park. Replaced by Dani Ceballos as Spain chased an unlikely comeback, and Ceballos looked to provide more. Getty Images

16/22 Sergio Busquets - 6/10

As ever the tall midfield pivot was very accomplished in possession, but little else from Busquets. Getty Images

17/22 Thiago - 6/10

Plenty of flash y touches and some lovely bits and pieces from Thiago, but the midfielder failed to produce the incisive pass Spain need to break down England’s well-structured defence. Getty Images

18/22 Marcos Alonso - 5/10

Raheem Sterling had plenty of joy down the forward-minded full-back’s channel and looked a threat in behind every time England had the ball at times. Alonso did offer a useful outlet going forward, but the ability in the final third typical of the Chelsea man’s game was not apparent. AFP/Getty Images

19/22 Sergio Ramos - 6/10

Fai led to effectively organise the Spanish defence’s high line, and Kane bullied both he and Nacho aerially at times. Ramos kept fighting until the death, however, and deserves kudos for lifting his side in the second half. He took his consolation goal well. Getty Images

20/22 Nacho - 5/10

Harry Kane made Nacho’s life difficult throughout and the Real Madrid defender was part of a disjointed defence exploited badly by England for the three goals. Action Images via Reuters

21/22 Jonny - 5/10

Jonny struggled with Marcus Rashford’s pace re latively frequently during the game. He was probably the weakest Spanish player on the ball and provided little of quality when pressing forward. PA

22/22 David De Gea - 6/10

No saves from the Manchester United goalkeeper on the night as England scored from each of their shots on target. De Gea could do little about the goals, but did give the ball away carelessly a couple of times early on. Nothing of real note, however. AP

1/22 Marcus Rashford - 8/10

Rashford took his goal really nicely and played a gorgeous pass for England’s ope ner, but it is for his workrate that he earns high marks. His pace really worries teams and there was a sense tonight that he was a little more comfortable tucked inside rather than on the wide extremes. Tireless and diligent in his defensive work, Rashford never seemed to stop running and battling. Action Images via Reuters

2/22 Harry Kane - 8/10

He would have loved a goal but this was a magnificent performance from Kane. Dominated the Spanish defence with his physicality, Action Images via Reuters

3/22 Raheem Sterling - 7/10

Tw o very welcome goals to break his drought. The first was an excellent finish. Sterling was busy and a menace in behind that Spain struggled to deal with. AP

4/22 Ross Barkley - 7/10

Accomplished performance. Similarly to Winks showed his defensive steel and always looked forward when on the ball. Delectable clipped ball to Kane for Sterling’s second. Action Images via Reuters

5/22 Eric Dier - 7/10

Much-maligned in an England shirt, this was a good performance from Dier. His early clattering of Sergio Ramos was a bit of a tone-se tter and seemed to almost lift England. Stout at the heart of midfield. Action Images via Reuters

6/22 Harry Winks - 6/10

Winks was very quiet, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. A player more for the game where England are dominant in possession, but his positional sense and discipline was strong throughout. Getty Images

7/22 Ben Chilwell - 6/10

A few nervy moments, but generally solid. Spain certainly didn’t exploit him at any point, and Chilwell stuck to his task well, blocking several attempted crosses. Kept going th rough the 90 minutes. Action Images via Reuters

8/22 Harry Maguire - 8/10

A few nervy moments, but generally solid. Spain certainly didn’t exploit him at any point, and Chilwell stuck to his task well, blocking several attempted crosses. Kept going through the 90 minutes. Getty Images

9/22 Joe Gomez - 7/10

Untroubled and unperturbed throughout the game. Gomez used the ball well and did all his defensive work effectively. Action Images via Reuters

10/22 Kieran Trippier - 7/10

The Tottenham full-back ran himself virtually into the ground before being replaced. Asensio got no joy against Trippier. An impressive defensive performance, even if he had little chance to get forward. Getty Images

11/22 Jordan Pickford - 6/10

His well-directed long balls were influential in both the first and second goals. Very, very fortunate not to concede a penalty for his pulling back of Rodrigo after messing about in his own area. Tidy generally, and similarly to De Gea had very little to do saves-wise. Action Images via Reuters

12/22 Marco Asensio - 5/10

Asensio was probably Spain’s most disappointing player, his largely excellent set-pieces aside. He earns a slight rating jump for that, but otherwise was wasteful and lacked drive. Getty Images

13/22 Rodrigo - 5/10

Rodrigo should have had a penalty, but otherwise a quiet game. Maguire and Gomez handled him rather easily. AFP/Getty Images

14/22 Iago Aspas - 5/10

Aspas was relatively lively, but didn’t look a natural fit on the right wing. Substituted for the more impressive Paco Alcacer. Getty Images

15/22 Saul - 5/10

Kept possession well, but similarly to his midfield cohorts Saul did little to influence outside of the middle of the park. Replaced by Dani Ceballos as Spain chased an unlikely comeback, and Ceballos looked to provide more. Getty Images

16/22 Sergio Busquets - 6/10

As ever the tall midfield pivot was very accomplished in possession, but little else from Busquets. Getty Images

17/22 Thiago - 6/10

Plenty of flashy touches and some lovely bits and pieces from Thiago, but the midfielder failed to produce the incisive pass Spain need to break down England’s well-structured defence. Getty Images

18/22 Marcos Alonso - 5/10

Raheem Sterling had plenty of joy down the forward-minded full-back’s channel and looked a threat in behind every time England had the ball at times. Alonso did offer a useful outlet going forward, but the ability in the final third typical of th e Chelsea man’s game was not apparent. AFP/Getty Images

19/22 Sergio Ramos - 6/10

Failed to effectively organise the Spanish defence’s high line, and Kane bullied both he and Nacho aerially at times. Ramos kept fighting until the death, however, and deserves kudos for lifting his side in the second half. He took his consolation goal well. Getty Images

20/22 Nacho - 5/10

Harry Kane made Nacho’s life difficult throughout and the Real Madrid defender was part of a disjointed defence exploited badly by England for the three goal s. Action Images via Reuters

21/22 Jonny - 5/10

Jonny struggled with Marcus Rashford’s pace relatively frequently during the game. He was probably the weakest Spanish player on the ball and provided little of quality when pressing forward. PA

22/22 David De Gea - 6/10

No saves from the Manchester United goalkeeper on the night as England scored from each of their shots on target. De Gea could do little about the goals, but did give the ball away carelessly a couple of times early on. Nothing of real note, however. AP

England's first-half display was full of energy, pace and attacking prowess and, while things changed after the interval, the Three Lions showed their guile to prevent a comeback from Spain.

Trippier came into the side having been a substitute for the goalless draw with Croatia in Rijeka on Friday and the Tottenham full-back believes the manner of England's win now sets the benchmark.

"We want to beat the big teams," he said. "In the past few games we have had draws and not scored but I think last night we showed we can beat the top teams and defend well against the top teams.

"It was a statement last night and hopefully in the future we can put performances in like this as well. We want to win every game and play like that in every game. We know how well we can play as a team and last night in the first half we showed that.

Trippier impressed as England stunned Spain in Seville (Getty Images)

"It is something to build on, we have a lot of confidence going into the next games. We just have to keep working on our formation in training and hopefully on match days we can put out the performances."

Trippier added that the performance was equal to anything he achieved with England at the World Cup, where Southgate's men reached the semi-final before losing to Croatia.

"I thought, all round it was a perfect performance," he said. "It is certainly up there for me personally in my career and I know for all the other lads. Spain haven't lost in over 10 years in a competitive game [at home] so it just shows what we can do, the attacking threat we've got.

"We learned a lot as a group and individuals at the World Cup. The manager has changed the formation and I think it releases the forwards more to press."

The sense that Southgate is continuing to develop something special is only heightened by the age of the players he is working with. At 28, Trippier was the elder statesman of the side in Spain, which had an average age of just over 23.

"I read something before - it makes me feel so old," Trippier joked. "I am three years older than someone else who's 25. I can't believe it. We have got a young team but there is so much quality.

"It's good to come to places like this for the young lads to get the experience and obviously for me as well. You want to play against the best and we want to be the number one team. It was a great night and we move forward now."

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Source: Google News Spain | Netizen 24 Spain

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