England on right track, says Young

Young preferred to deflect the spotlight away from his winner against Norway in Oslo on Saturday night and look to the challenges ahead in Poland and Ukraine.

Ashley Young (centre) scores past Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein. Pic/AFP

New England manager Roy Hodgson only has next Saturday’s friendly against Belgium at Wembley to finalise his plans before his side’s Euro 2012 opener against France in Donetsk on June 11.

Young said: “Of course, scoring is a good habit to have and I suppose getting a goal within the first 10 minutes of a new manager’s reign is pretty good timing.

“But at this juncture it is about preparing for the European Championships — and we are preparing in the right way. We are only a couple of weeks from the first game and it is important that good things come out of these friendly games.”

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