England should have scored more, admits Henderson

Date published: Saturday 8th October 2016 7:27

Jordan Henderson: Dominant in England midfield

Jordan Henderson: Dominant in England midfield

Jordan Henderson says England need to find their killer touch for the rest of the World Cup qualifying campaign after missing a host of chances in a 2-0 victory over minnows Malta.

Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli got Gareth Southgate’s interim reign off to a winning start at Wembley.

However, Liverpool captain Henderson accepts there is still plenty to work on despite making it two wins from two games in Group F.

Speaking to ITV, Henderson said: “We had chances for it to be more, so that’s the one disappointment in the game; that we didn’t get more goals.

“I felt as though we got a little sloppy as the game went on, which we need to work on, but overall it’s good to get the three points.”

Alli was guilty of missing some of the opportunities, and the Tottenham midfielder accepts he should have added to his first-half effort.

He said: “I do like to get into the box and get goals and assists and I can’t complain, the chances were there, I just needed to be a little bit more clinical.

“It was a solid performance from the boys, we started strongly, we kept the ball and we dominated and it’s a good base to keep working on.”

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