Television pundit and former footballer Michael Owen tweeted his support of England and Wales' performances
Former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has taken to social media networking site Twitter to praise both England and Wales for their efforts in the opening round of Group B fixtures this weekend.
Owen, who scored 40 goals in 89 international appearances for the Three Lions, tweeted his thoughts on both games the home nations were involved in on his official Twitter account:
Brilliant performances yesterday from England and Wales. Bodes well for the rest of the tournament. https://t.co/kAM7xR11BP— michael owen (@themichaelowen) June 12, 2016
Wales ended up winning their game against Slovakia 2-1, while England were left bitterly disappointed after conceding a late equaliser against Russia in Marseille.
England were at least easier on the eye than they have been in previous major tournaments, but the bottom line is that for the ninth consecutive European Championship they have failed to win their opening game.
England were left dejected after conceding a late equaliser
Wales were magnificent in their victory on Saturday and they will be full of confidence as they prepare to take on England next week.
Owen is right, both nations performed admirably, but certainly for England, now is the time to start getting results.
England versus Wales is the 2pm kick off on Thursday in Len's Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis.