England U17s head coach Steve Cooper praises self-belief in World Cup win

• England beat Spain 5-2 in final in India but were losing 2-0
• Steve Cooper: ‘We played our way, we stuck to our game plan’

England Under-17s head coach spoke of his pride at his team’s victory in the World Cup and said the key to their victory was their self-belief even when they were losing to Spain.

Steve Cooper, whose side eventually won 5-2 in Kolkata, said: “I’m so proud of the performance. Two-nil down, we played our way, we didn’t stop, we stuck to our game plan, we stuck to our style. We’re building for the future and that’s the way to do it.”

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