Ramsdale labels England U21's shock Andorra draw 'a wake up call'

‘We had an off day, which hasn’t happened a lot’: Aaron Ramsdale labels England Under 21s’ shock 3-3 draw to Andorra ‘a wake up call’ as young Lions look to seal Euros qualification

  • Aaron Ramsdale said England U21’s shock draw in Andorra was a wake-up call
  • Victory over Turkey will confirm progression to March’s group stage of Euros
  • England captain Eddie Nketiah can break Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record 

Aaron Ramsdale labelled England Under 21’s shock draw in Andorra a wake-up call as they look to seal European Championship qualification.

Victory over Turkey at Molineux will confirm progression to March’s group stage and the fallout of a disappointing 3-3 draw against the minnows last week is still fresh.

Manager Aidy Boothroyd will use the result as a reference point moving forward and his goalkeeper believes it can focus minds.

Aaron Ramsdale labelled England Under 21’s shock draw in Andorra a wake-up call

‘You go to Andorra and play on a 4G pitch… you still think you’re going to win by four or five and that’s not the case in international football,’ Ramsdale said.

‘We know that teams can hurt us now. It can be a huge wake-up call for all of us. It’s a lesson learned.

‘If you don’t perform when it comes to tournaments, if you don’t have the right mindset, then you can be knocked out.

Ramsdale said despite playing away and on a 4G pitch they still assumed they would win

‘Even if they are bottom of the league, teams can hurt us. We had an off day, which hasn’t happened a lot.’ 

England captain Eddie Nketiah can break Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record at this level Tuesday and Boothroyd added: ‘He’s destined for big things. Eddie’s forever diving between the lines, trying to find that inch to get him free.

‘It takes a bit of doing but he has it in his locker. His movement is getting better because he puts the work in.’




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