England ‘devastated’ after late collapse – Henderson

Date published: Tuesday 15th November 2016 10:28

Jordan Henderson admits England were left “devastated” after letting a two-goal lead slip to draw with Spain.

Adam Lallana’s penalty and Jamie Vardy’s header had put the hosts into a seemingly comfortable position just three minutes into the second half.

However, they switched off in the closing stages and after Iago Aspas scored on his debut in the 89th minute, Real Madrid forward Isco equalised in the sixth minute of added time.

“We are devastated because we put a lot of work into it,” Henderson told ITV.

“To concede two like that late on is very disappointing. It is hard to reflect because it is so disappointing.

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“I thought we matched them in terms of effort and work-rate. There are a lot of good things to take from it but overall we are disappointed because we should have won.

“In the final third I thought we created some good chances and looked dangerous on the counter-attack and for most of the game we defended well.”

Vardy was pleased, at least, to end a goal drought stretching back to September 10.

“Finally it’s over so let’s hope there are more to come now,” he said.

On interim manager Gareth Southgate, who is being tipped to get the job on a full-time basis, Henderson added: “He has been brilliant.

“He has not changed too much but you’ve seen with the performance we came with a plan which we did down to a T but unfortunately it was not to be at the end of the day.”

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