England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd is ‘NOT worried’ about Euro 2021 defeat to Switzerland and vows to play ‘very attacking’ football against Portugal after disappointing start to the tournament
- England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd is not worried about getting out of the group
- He claims his side were not ‘clinical’ enough during their 1-0 loss to Switzerland
- Boothroyd insists the young Lions be ‘very attacking’ against Portugal on Sunday
England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd says he is not worried about making it out of the group, despite losing 1-0 Switzerland in their opening game of the Euros.
Boothroyd claims his side were not ‘clinical’ enough – having registered just one shot on target – but insists the young Lions will be ‘very attacking’ against Portugal on Sunday.
Boothroyd will eager to avoid repeating history, having crashed failed to get out of the group during the 2019 tournament, despite having the likes of Foden, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in his squad.
England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says he is not worried about getting out of the group
Speaking after England’s game against Switzerland, Boothroyd told Sky Sports: ‘I thought we had a high percentage of the ball but we were not clinical enough.
‘I don’t think we created enough in the final third really and it is as simple as that.
‘We are not out of it yet, two more games and we can still get out of the group and that is what we will aim to do.
‘The word is cautious. We played a safe game today and if you are going to win you can’t play safe.
Boothroyd claims his side were not ‘clinical’ enough during their 1-0 loss to Switzerland
However, he insists the young Lions be ‘very attacking’ against Portugal on Sunday
‘I felt at half-time we had more to come. The substitutes we brought on had a go but unfortunately if was not our day today.
‘This is the biggest test and we have to go through a bit of adversity to come through the other side.
‘Am I worried about it? No I am not because the team that goes out against Portugal will be a very attacking team and we will see if we can improve. We have still got a chance.’