Danny Welbeck deserves to start for England against Switzerland

England's manager Gareth Southgate attends a press conference at The Grove Hotel in Watford north of London

The 2-1 loss to Spain in the new Nations League - their first in a competitive game at Wembley since 2007 - followed World Cup reverses against Croatia and Belgium in Russian Federation.

"We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he's showed that for many years in the Premier League".

These were the sort of mistakes that appeared during the World Cup in Russian Federation but were overlooked as mass hysteria gripped the nation at the team's unexpected access to the business end of the tournament.

"So, given where we're at and we need those experiences to improve, I couldn't ask any more of the players".

"They are a top, top side and I think for spells kept the ball incredibly well, pressed us and we didn't keep the ball in the early part of the game well enough". And once again in a competitive fixture, England failed to beat a team regarded as one of the major nations.

To be fair to the hosts they did start and end the game on top, and the opening goal came via the sort of incisive passing move that not so long ago looked way beyond an England side.

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The only one in my lifetime is Paul Gascoigne and I'm not sure he was developed, I think he was a outcome of a unique talent, Southgate, 48, said of his former team-mate whose final England cap came in 1998.

The side we saw in Russian Federation did not possess the finesse, exuberance and explosiveness of France or Belgium - in my view the best two teams in the tournament - but were free of the mental shackles that may have hindered other England players in the past.

"We'll go through some tests".

"I think what is happening at junior level is that there is more emphasis on technical ability, there is more, right from five, six, seven-year-olds, there is more emphasis on being able to handle the ball and play. So there's a lot of good individual positives for us and for me, as a collective, they gave everything to get back into the game and I have to commend them for that".

The match was halted for almost five minutes soon after the restart when England defender Shaw went down after a collision with Dani Carvajal and had to be stretchered off the field.

Referee Danny Makkelie had other ideas and cut short the celebrations by penalising Welbeck for a foul to ensure Spain got the win their overall play had deserved.

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