Nations League So much passion – Joe Cole hails four England stars after draw with Germany. Following their efforts in the Three Lions’ 3-3 UEFA Nations League tie against Germany on Monday night, Bukayo Saka, Mason Mount, Jude Bellingham, and Luke Shaw were singled out for praise by former Chelsea player Joe Cole. Cole applauded the “personality” of Gareth Southgate’s team for their ability to rally back against Germany.
Within 12 minutes of the second half beginning, Shaw, Mount, and Harry Kane each scored goals to turn around Germany’s 2-0 advantage and put England in position to win.
Late in the second half, Germany managed to tie the game when Nick Pope made a mistake that allowed Kai Havertz to score twice.
But Cole seen enough to be inspired in advance of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“There are so many positives to take out of the game, particularly given the run we have had when we have not been at it,” Cole said on Channel 4. There are so many advantages. The squad demonstrated something that we can hold onto for Qatar, demonstrating that they have it in them and are capable of putting on a performance like that, so we can all travel to Qatar with optimism despite the outcome.
“You can play friendly games and learn a lot, but the guys have been exposed to genuine pressure,” said Cole.
Everyone has an opinion, but it’s not quite the same as pressure from a competition. You learn something when you fall behind 2-0 against a team like Germany and then display the character to come back.
Even when the preparation isn’t flawless, it’s still effective.
“What a conclusion with the Mount-Saka link-up. He has factored it in. Mason will be the first to say that lately he hasn’t been at his best, but the crowd exploded when he took it with such assurance. Such enthusiasm
Jude Bellingham excelled tonight. assembling a body in the ring. Luke Shaw makes the proper decision first, making good contact—something you need in a stressful situation. a crucial objective for this organization.