Crocked Schofield Admits England Disappointment

Crocked Schofield Admits England Disappointment

Huddersfield’s young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield admits he was not fully fit when playing for England’s Under-20s at the Toulon Tournament. The 19-year-old, who has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Terriers, was part of Paul Simpson’s squad at the prestigious event and got the nod to start against Portugal earlier this week after being on the bench against Japan.

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However, things did not go to plan and he was substituted at half-time, having already conceded three goals. The Three Lions went on to lose the match 3-0 and sit bottom of Group A, with the result of Friday’s clash against Chile irrelevant as they cannot qualify for the semi-finals.

Schofield, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Notts County, will play no further part in proceedings and has now confessed that his heart ruled his head ahead of the Portugal match. “Disappointed to have picked up an injury in the warm-up against Portugal, big learning curve for me,” he tweeted.

“Should have not played the game in hindsight, but it’s always hard to turn down another cap for your country.” Japan top the standings with two wins from two and play Portugal on Friday to determine the group winner.

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