Hudson-Odoi and Gallagher explain why young England are making progress

The Young Lions bettered their 3-3 draw in Andorra earlier in the Euro qualification campaign with a 3-1 win at Wolves’ Molineux stadium, with Hudson-Odoi scoring one of the goals from the penalty spot and Conor Gallagher performing well, despite being penalised for the spot-kick that led to the opposition goal.

‘I am happy to get the goal and I am happy for the result as well,’ said Hudson-Odoi.

‘We went there [to Andorra] and we drew 3-3 which was unfortunate, so we had to prove a point and needed to get the result. We started off sharply and we worked really hard. We got the goal, unfortunately they got the goal as well which made it 1-1 but we remained focused, did what we needed to do, and got the result.’

Gallagher, currently on loan West Brom and looking at the big picture, added: ‘We’re all 20, 21 and even younger, but he [England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd] wants us to play maturely and with experience which a lot of us do have. So there’s definitely still learning for us.

‘The amount of young English talent around the country is amazing. We have 17-year-olds in our squad. There is a lot of competition but it’s all healthy. When you get a chance to show what you can do, you have to take your chance.’

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