Michael Owen tweet labels England and Wales performances as brilliant

Michael Owen took to Twitter to congratulate England and Wales for their performances yesterday.

Television pundit and former footballer Michael Owen speaks at 'England - The Big Debate' during the Soccerex Global ConventionTelevision 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:



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's Wayne RooneyEngland 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.

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