Leicester’s Ben Chilwell described England’s stunning 3-2 Nations League win against Spain in Sevilla on Monday as “very special”.
The 21-year-old left-back only made his full debut for the Three Lions against Croatia on Friday, but followed it up with a competent 90-minute run out as Gareth Southgate’s side recorded a first England win in Spain since 1987 and ended the hosts’ 15-year unbeaten run on home soil.
Chilwell admitted he was pinching himself when they went in at half-time leading 3-0 thanks to a Raheem Sterling brace and one from Marcus Rashford.
Spain fought back after the break with Paco Alcacer on target and Sergio Ramos’ header being the last touch of the game in the 98th minute but England held on for a famous victory.
Speaking afterwards, Chilwell, who lined up alongside Foxes team-mate Harry Maguire in the back-four, told Sky Sports: “A very special night.
“Coming to Spain and a stadium like this against top quality opposition is something everybody wants to be involved in.
“Then when you step out on to the pitch it’s just about trying to play your best for yourself and for your team.
“And I felt like everyone did that today. Everyone was playing for each other and that spirit really came through tonight.”