Gareth Southgate Hands Out Surprising First England Call-Ups To Three Players

Gareth Southgate Hands Out Surprising First England Call-Ups To Three Players

Gareth Southgate Hands Out Surprising First England Call-Ups To Three Players

Now Gareth Southgate is at the helm and Wilshere, who has shone in his Europa League outings this season, could break back into the England picture when Southgate announces his squad today for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez received first senior call-ups, while Danny Rose and Jamie Vardy returned after injuries. "He is a player playing at a big club", Southgate said. Southgate added: "The players we are bringing in now, the likes of Winks, Gomez, Loftus-Cheek, they are comfortable with the ball, they are technically good footballers and we have got to be better in possession of the ball than we have in the last few games. Everyone wants to play for their country and it's no different for me". "So while if I had to do it tomorrow I'd know who I'd take, over the next six months that could evolve drastically". On that, Southgate said: 'I have huge respect for Chris. They are now performing in the Premier League and doing well.

England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that he has been left impressed by the recent performances of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks.


'So this is a great chance to look at them and see how they can play at this level'. "I think [Smalling] can", Southgate insisted.

"Jack Wilshere can really show us what he can do tonight", said the wonderfully lilting Welsh voice of John Hartson as Wilshere slalomed past two Red Star Belgrade players. Expecting him to be responsible for giving Wilshere "positive experiences" at a time when his manager is refusing to do so is more than a little rich. "I don't think anybody can sit and safely think they're going to be involved next summer".

"Normally you go out of a tournament with a change of manager who then loses the opportunity to put into practice what he learns".

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