Redmond delighted for Stephens

By SFC Media Fri 11 Nov International

Nathan Redmond spoke of his delight for Southampton teammate Jack Stephens, after the defender netted the winner for England Under-21s against Italy, at St Mary's.

Stephens' effort with the last kick of the game made it 3-2 to the Young Lions, marking a memorable ending to what was a special night for himself, Redmond and James Ward-Prowse at their home ground.

"It was fantastic," said Redmond. "Prowsey put the ball in and for Stevo to finish it off I'm delighted for him. The lads are buzzing that we've got the three points."

The night had started in ideal fashion for the Young Lions, as Demarai Gray put them in front after six minutes.

However, Italy scored twice before half-time to turn the game on its head, threatening to end England's long unbeaten run, which had stood at 14 matches coming into this contest.

Yet England weren't to be denied, as Lewis Baker levelled matters on the hour mark, ahead of Stephens' last-gasp intervention.

Redmond was pleased with the character the team showed in overcoming the setbacks they endured in the first half.

"The first goal was a deflection and we had one from the set piece, which was my man as well, so it was disappointing to let him go, but we all regrouped in the dressing room ahead of the second half," he said.

"We've got a dressing room full of winners and we want to win games."


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