Anthony Gordon makes his debut for England

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Gordon makes his debut for England
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Anthony Gordon made his debut for England against Brazil in the friendly match between the two sides on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

The Newcastle player started the game and put in a solid performance. Before being taken off in the 75th minute and replaced by Marcus Rashford. Five minutes later, Brazil scored the winning goal through Andric.

The 23-year-old expressed his excitement to wear the national jersey for the first time in his life.

“Tonight was the best day of my life,” Gordon told BBC Radio 5 Live after the final whistle.

“I envisioned it a bit different with a win and a goal. I thought we were the better team but we lacked that cutting edge that they had at the end.

“This is my long-term dream I have had. To achieve it means everything to me.

“I haven’t just envisioned it in the last couple of years, I have imagined it in the garden [as a kid] recreating (Wayne) Rooney and (Steven) Gerrard’s goals – it’s just an amazing moment.

“We have to find a way of killing teams and putting them to the sword when we get the chance.”

Gordon also spoke about the possibility of playing for the national team at Euro 2024.

“You can never truly be in this England squad with the talent around you,” he said. “I have got so long to go as I haven’t showed them what I can do to a full extent.”

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