Gareth Southgate praised Raheem Sterling's hat-trick performance following England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

“Raheem was brilliant, electric all night. He’s in a really confident moment, not only on the field but off the field he’s so mature and comfortable in himself. So I’m delighted for him to get the reaction that he did from the crowd," said Southgate.

The manager added that Sterling has become more simple and decisive in his approach.

"His finishes there and tonight were finishes that he was just taking on without thinking too much. At times you could almost see the thought process in the past but he’s hungry for those goals. I know he’s spoken about that before, of how he’s added that incentive to his game, and I thought he was devastating tonight. He’s a role model for the younger players coming in and he’s enjoyed that extra responsibility as well.”