Boothroyd wants more from Young Lions for Slovakia clash

Boothroyd wants more from Young Lions for Slovakia clash

Only the winners of all three groups are guaranteed a place in the semi-finals along with the best runners-up. “We’ve got to win and win the next one after that”.

And there we have Slovakia’s team news.

“They have had a brilliant start”.

“They have a very good team, I’ve been impressed with them and they had a really good game with Poland”. We totally respect the result they got.

‘It shows players there is a pathway for them, ‘ he added. Gareth’s been very positive.

“It’s great, if I have any questions about players Gareth can be my sounding board because he knows them all so well and was with them in Toulon”.

Against Sweden, Boothroyd went for a central midfield trio of captain James Ward-Prowse, Nathaniel Chalobah and Lewis Baker.

Before the Under-21 Euros began, our colleagues at Bleacher Report put together their list of 10 players to watch – with Slovakia and England both represented.

“Everybody is fit, we came through the Sweden game unscathed and everybody is raring to go for Slovakia“, he revealed.

“We want to make sure that we’re not having those same feelings again.it’s not a nice feeling when you don’t reach the level that you should do”.

“It’s great to have him and Steve Holland [Southgate’s assistant] around”.

“We have a lot of friends in the seniors now and it is a time for us to show him what we can do individually and as a team”.

The 23-year-old insists he wanted to get his domestic future wrapped up and has played down any extra pressure as he looks to help the Young Lions to glory.

“I got the deal out of the way and over the line so I could focus on the Euros”. It seems to happen every summer (that Southampton lose their manager) but that is the way football is sometimes.

“We didn’t play anywhere near as well as we can [against Sweden]”.