Gareth Southgate claims he “commits a crime” every time he selects a side due to the individuals he must leave out – and will make changes for England’s encounter against Hungary on Tuesday.
To qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, England must win two of their remaining three qualifiers. Phil Foden of Manchester City was one of several exceptional players in Manchester City’s 5-0 hammering of Andorra on Saturday.
“We want the squad to feel involved,” said Southgate.
In a game in which Jack Grealish and Ben Chilwell scored their first international goals, as well as Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse, and Bukayo Saka, Foden supplied an assist during a magnificent performance for a much-changed England in Andorra.
“It is important they know their value and can contribute; it wasn’t a friendly [against Andorra], there were qualification points at stake and I was really pleased with the quality of the performance as well as the application,” Southgate added.
“I have a headache and commit a crime every time I pick a team. We have such strong competition for places; there were lots of players who did their own confidence and reputation the world of good the other day and that is pleasing to see.
Source: BBC Sport