Jags enjoyed Lescott reunion
Phil Jagielka enjoyed his reunion with former team-mate Joleon Lescott in England's win over Switzerland.
Last Updated: 09/09/10 9:54am
Phil Jagielka enjoyed his reunion with former Everton team-mate Joleon Lescott in England's win over Switzerland.
The centre-halves spent two seasons alongside each other for Everton before Lescott quit the club for Manchester City 12 months ago.
Jagielka and Lescott were paired up again on Tuesday night as England enjoyed a 3-1 success in Switzerland in their second Euro 2012 qualifier.
And though Jagielka was disappointed not to keep a clean sheet, he welcomed the opportunity to team up with Lescott once more.
He said: "We've not played together for a while, but I enjoyed playing alongside him.
"I felt really comfortable and hopefully he felt the same way.
"We would have liked to keep a clean sheet, but when a guy steps up and hits the ball like he did for their goal, there is not much you can do about it."
Jagielka also felt the condition of the rain-soaked pitch in Basel also suited England, who had beaten Bulgaria 4-0 at home in their opening qualifier.
"I think the conditions, as much as it was wet, quite helped," added Jagielka.
"We trained here on Monday night and the pitch was quite sticky so I think of the two, we would have preferred the way it was.
"We played some good football and created some good chances.
"People say this was the most difficult fixture in the group, but all the away games are tough."