England and Germany will clash together in a friendly on 10th November and then the Three Lions will play another friendly against Brazil on 14th November. Ahead of those clashes, England manager Gareth Southgate selected the squad that includes some surprising names.
England manager Gareth Southgate has gone for some new faces this time around as the England boss has included Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez in the squad. The Under 21 trio has got their first ever senior team call up.
Abraham in action for England Under 21s
The on loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been in good form with Swansea and has impressed the England boss as it seems, also another Chelsea loanee Loftus Cheek has been one of the noted players for Crystal Palace this season. Another player is Joe Gomez of Liverpool who is now a regular at Anfield, he joined from Charlton Athletic in 2015 and has recovered from an anterior cruciate ligament injury shortly after coming to Anfield.
The Liverpool defender has had a bright start to the season
Among the other news, Oxlade Chamberlain has been dropped from the squad and veteran Ashley Young is in the England team after some four years. Also a fully fit Jack Wilshere couldn’t make the cut in Southagate’s team for the friendlies.
Young has got his rewards as well
Explaining his calls, Southgate said that he has been impressed by Young’s ability to bounce back despite all his issues, also he was in praise for Joe Gomez, whom the manager thinks is quick and athletic player.
The recent success of the England youth teams was also mentioned by the boss as he thinks the junior level teams are changing for the good and becoming more expansive, which will just increase the competition int he future.
GoalKeepers: Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford
Defenders: John Stones, Phil Jones, Danny Rose, Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Harry Maguire, Joe Gomez, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Ashley Young, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Harry Winks, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Raheem Sterling
Strikers: Tammy Abraham, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jamie Vardy