Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong interviewed after scoring crucial World Cup goal for England v Argentina
Adam Armstrong was at it again on Saturday, scoring his latest in a long list of crucial goals for England.
Amazingly this opening group game win was England’s first at an Under 20s World Cup Finals since Michael Owen scored the only goal of the game when they beat Mexico in 1997, fully 20 years ago.
England now face Guinea on Tuesday in their second group match, before completing this phase with a game against tournament hosts South Korea.
After the 3-0 win over Argentina, Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong talked to the official FA website:
“It’s been all over Twitter and the gaffer mentioned it (not winning a game at the Under 20s World Cup for 20 years), so it was good to get the win and the monkey off our back so we can settle down a bit out on the pitch.
“All the lads are raring to go now, we’ve got a great squad here and all the boys think we can do really well and hopefully go on and win it.
“I thought it was a very tough game but the boys knew it was going to be difficult.
“I thought we dug it out really well, kept the ball when we got it and we killed them on the counter and I think that’s the main thing.
“We got that first goal, which relaxed us a bit and then we played our football in the second half and got the goals on the break, which was amazing.
“It (the second goal) was crucial, as whoever scored the next goal would have had the upper hand and fortunately for us it was England.
“It comes down to team work.
“Most of the lads have been together since we were 16, so that helps, but coming up against an Argentinean side like that was an experience and I think we’ll learn from that for the next game and put it right.
“We’re going to prepare for the Guinea game, we’ll have a look at them and discuss it and hopefully on Tuesday we can come out on top.”
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