England don’t need ‘boos’ to know we didn’t play well – Marcus Rashford


England’s players do not “need fans to boo” them to know they have not played well, says forward Marcus Rashford.

The Three Lions sit top of Group B and remain in a strong position to reach the last 16, largely because of their 6-2 thrashing of Iran in their opener.

Friday’s lacklustre 0-0 draw against USA was greeted by loud jeers from fans at the final whistle.


“I feel like if we play well in the next game, that USA game will be forgotten,” said 25-year-old Rashford.


“It’s not a nice feeling. But to be honest we don’t need fans to boo us to know we have not played well. It was a feeling that was mutual among the group – that we could have done better.


“You do question if you would have changed things in the build-up to the game but that is natural as players because you want to win as many games as you can. When you don’t win it’s disappointing but we can’t be so negative about it. We’re in a good position in the group.

“When you win a game, you are the best team in the world. When you lose, you are the worst. That’s football. As players you have to keep a balance.”