Redmond: We must keep believing

By SFC Media Tue 20 Jun Nathan Redmond
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Nathan Redmond says England under-21s must keep on believing in order to progress in the U21 European Championships.

The Saints winger was the matchwinner against Slovakia, after the Young Lions had fallen behind, before Swansea’s Alfie Mawson levelled.

And with tournament hosts Poland still to play in their group, Redmond knows how tough it will prove to get to the stage of the competition they desire.

“It was important for us to keep believing in ourselves and keep fighting to show the grit and determination to get through today,” Redmond said.

“We’re not expecting anything less on Thursday, we know we’ve got terrific support back home and we’re aware through social media and that they’re watching and it’s helping us get through.

“We’re not worried about hostile atmospheres as we have players who have played in games in hostile environments before, so we believe in our own ability and in how we play so we want to take that into the games.

“We wanted to get a win in the first game, but we couldn’t do that and had to settle for a point on the board, so we knew a win was important today.

“But we go out to try and win every single game and that’s not going to change.”

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