Man Utd defender Jones: Beating Spain would be great psychological boost

Manchester United defender Phil Jones says an England victory over Spain would be a huge psychological boost.

The 19-year-old has been tipped to start against the world champions at Wembley on Saturday and Jones admits a positive result against the Spaniards would be a big boost to the squad.

"Psychologically, it would be massive for us to get a positive result. It would be a real boost for us all to go into the championships knowing we have beaten a really good team," he told reporters at an England press conference.

"It's always nice to test yourself against the best. We know they are a good team, but we are a good team as well. There is a good mix of experience and youth players as well. Hopefully that will be enough for us to have a go on Saturday and give a good account of ourselves. I'm sure if we get in amongst them and play the way we know we can, we will have a good chance.

"I can't wait for the game," he added. "If I am asked to play it would be a great honour to represent my country against one of the best teams in the world.

"It's just a real honour to be in and around the national team. Hopefully my performances at club level can show that I am worthy of being here more regularly."

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