I took issue with the awarding of the MOTM award to Parker on Saturday, but you will hear no quibbles from me about the award going to Walker yesterday. This boy is quick, bloody quick, and he was a revelation on the right hand flank.
It is rare that a player looks immediately at home in an England shirt but Walker played as if he had 50 caps to his name, not one based on a few minutes action against Spain. Defensively, he was close to faultless until the final 10 minutes, and offensively, he was hugely impressive, raiding up the right flank and providing options and space for Walcott and Downing.
A very exciting young England team is emerging. I can't see them winning the European Championship but Jones, Rodwell, Young, Walcott, Wilshire, Rooney, Hart, Welbeck, Smalling, Richards, Cleverley and Walker could form the core of an impressive team for the next World Cup. And unlike the "golden generation", these boys have not been built up into superstars ahead of their time.