Jay DaSilva happy with dominant England U19 performance against Luxembourg

Jay DaSilva happy with dominant England U19 performance against Luxembourg

The Chelsea full-back enjoyed a productive game on the left as his side breezed past Luxembourg in the opening game of their preliminary qualifying group

Sam France

Chelsea youngster Jay DaSilva is confident that England U19 can kick on from their regulation 2-0 victory over Luxembourg on Thursday in their upcoming games against Wales and Greece.

Goals at either end of the game from Stephy Mavididi and Ryan Sessegnon were enough for England to take all three points in a game they totally dominated, and in which they could have had more goals to show for their hard work.

But DaSilva told VAVEL UK that it was all positive after a clean sheet and two ‘deserved’ goals, and he echoed the thoughts of manager Keith Downing in praising their defensively sound opponents.

Praise for Luxembourg rearguard

When asked if he thought the upcoming qualifying games against Wales and Greece would pose more of a challenge, DaSilva admitted: “Yeah probably, I think we had most of the possession today. I thought Luxembourg did well to stop us from playing and creating a lot of chances.

“It’s quite positive for us, a clean sheet and two goals, and we dominated most of the game. We’ll see in the Wales and Greece games if they can test us more defensively.”

All smiles in the England camp

Some in the crowd had been disappointed not to see England score more than twice against their less-heralded opposition, but DaSilva was keen to emphasise the importance of a clean sheet and three points.

“The most important thing is that we got the clean sheet, and then two goals,” he said. “Maybe we could have done more, we maybe think we could have played a bit better, but I think we did well to get the two goals and we deserved it.

“Credit to Luxembourg, they really stopped us from playing.

“It can definitely give us confidence for the next games. It was all positive feedback from the staff for the boys, everyone’s happy and we can only get better from here.”