Manchester United captain Harry Maguire scored the winner as England beat Albania 5-0 in a World Cup qualifying game on Friday night.
On how much the goal meant to him, Maguire said: “Scoring for your country is a great feeling, the first goal in a crucial qualifier – we knew how important the game was.
“We knew we had to win the game and [the early goal] really opened them up to come after us and then we punished them. So we knew how important the first goal was, and for me to score it is a really pleasing moment.”
Asked if there was an extra edge for him, and other England players, following questionable club form recently, Maguire continued:
“Yeah but I think when you play for England there’s always an edge, there’s that pressure that you’ve got to go and win the football match.
“We didn’t win the last game against Hungary, we were disappointed with the performance, we spoke about that, analysed that. But if you don’t play with an edge when you play for your country there’s something wrong and it was an impressive performance.”