Liverpool attacker Adam Lallana says he needs to start scoring goals for England, despite impressing during the tournament so far.
The 28-year-old has arguably been the Three Lions’ brightest spark at the Euros to date, always looking to create and showing the pressing game that endeared him under Jurgen Klopp.
Lallana’s end product though has let him down on a number of occasions, with his finishing certainly an area of his game he needs to improve.
Lallana admits he would love to find the net, as he still searches for his first goal for his country, but says the team’s success is far more important to him.
“I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s great to be representing your country and I’m very proud of that,” Lallana told FATV.
“But I’m mainly delighted that the team has got through to the last 16. I’m happy to help the team.
“Obviously I’d like to have got a goal, definitely in the first game and I had a couple of chances [against Slovakia] as well but the ‘keeper made a good save.
“I feel it’s coming – keep working hard and it will come. It will be nice when it happens. But as long as we’re winning and the team is doing well, that’s the only thing that really matters.”
Lallana enjoyed an impressive 2015/16 campaign for Liverpool, coming on leaps and bounds under Klopp, but an ability to flatter to deceive in front of goal was his one major downfall.
Seven goals and eight assists in 49 appearances is not a great return, but at least better than six goals and four assists in 41 appearances last season.
There are times when he can look more dangerous than he actually is, and a more reliable stream of goals and assists is required moving forward.