Sun 10 October 2021 | 6:04

Gareth Southgate hails Ben Chilwell after first England goal

England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed Ben Chilwell after the Chelsea defender scored his first goal for his country following a difficult summer.

Ben Chilwell

scored his first England goal as the Group I leaders moved closer to World Cup qualification with a 5-0 victory over


on Saturday.

Despite England’s run to the Euro 2020 final, the Chelsea full-back did not play a minute for

Gareth Southgate

’s side during the tournament.

The full-back finally managed to break into the Three Lions’ squad after

Reece James

missed due to injury.

Southgate was pleased to see him on the up after a difficult few months.

"There were some nice moments, for Chilly (Chilwell) to get a goal after having such a tough time in the summer with us, I'm really pleased for him,"





"Jack's (Grealish) first goal, Tammy, Prowsey (Ward-Prowse), Bukayo (Saka) - they are all players who haven't scored that often for England so it's a special moment for all of them.

"It was a very specific challenge, a low packed defense and we picked a team with players in it who could take that challenge on. You saw that with the link play in midfield especially."

source: SportMob

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