European Under-21 Championship: Marvin Sordell has faith England can recover
England have the mentality to recover quickly from their European U21 Championship defeat to Italy, says Marvin Sordell.
Last Updated: 06/06/13 9:29am
The Bolton forward played 65 minutes in Tel-Aviv on Wednesday as the Young Lions' long unbeaten run was ended by a late Lorenzo Insigne free-kick.
The Azzurini enjoyed 61% of possession on the night and fashioned a string of good chances before Insigne broke the deadlock.
But despite the opening setback, Sordell believes the team will be raring to go again in Saturday's second Group A encounter against Norway.
"To be honest, it was a tough game against a very good Italian side," Sordell told Sky Sports News Radio. "I don't we think we played as well as we could have, or should have.
"It's a lesson to learn and we know we have to go into the next game and get the three points.
"We've got a very strong squad, and a very strong squad mentality. We can pick ourselves up and go again."
Sordell was impressed by Italy, who England had not faced at this level for over two years. However, the weekend clash in Petah Tikva and next Tuesday's final game against the hosts in Jerusalem should throw up less surprises.
"Italy are a team that we've not come up against and you could see they are a very good side," he added. "But we've come up against Norway and Israel before - in friendlies, and in our qualifying group to come to this tournament.
"We know what to expect, so we just need to prepare for that and hopefully get three points in both games."
England were without key personnel due to suspensions and injuries against Italy, and Sordell says their return against the Norwegians will provide a major boost.
"We've got Danny Rose and Tom Ince who are great players and obviously Wilf (Zaha) coming back from injury, so that's going to be a big help for us," he said.