Aidy Boothroyd praises ‘very good’ England Under-21s debut from Norwich City star Jacob Murphy
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Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy has been praised for his efforts during his England Under-21 debut last night.
U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd saw his edged out in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany on Friday night but felt his squad learned plenty in Wiesbaden, ahead of this summer's European U21 Championships in Poland.
'We gave a few players a chance and I was really pleased with Jacob Murphy, who was very good,' the former Canaries academy coach told TheFA.com.
'We said at the start of the week that to prepare properly for June, I'd need to look at a few players and get to see how people perform in an environment like this.
'It's a game of chess at this level and tactically, you've got to make sure you can cope with what's thrown at you and you've got to throw a few googlies at them.
'We'll take on board what we learned from Germany and now it's about preparing quickly for Denmark.'
The U21s are back in away action again on Monday when they play a friendly against Denmark (6pm, live on BT Sport).