Gareth Southgate gives England nod to Harry Winks for Germany and Brazil

03 November, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Southgate will begin finalising his team ahead of next summer's World Cup in Russia

Wilshere and Smalling were both left out ahead of this month's friendlies against Germany and Brazil, with Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also among those overlooked.

England first face Germany at Wembley on November 10, before Brazil travel to London to face Southgate's side four days later in what will be tough test for the three Lions after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

"I have huge respect for Chris, " Southgate said.

"The players we are bringing in now - the likes of Harry Winks of Tottenham, Gomez, Loftus-Cheek - they are comfortable with the ball".

It was announced this morning that Wilshere didn't make the squad and Gareth Southgate has revealed why he didn't make the squad. On that, Southgate said: 'I have huge respect for Chris.

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The last five years have been a gradual road to recovery for Wilshere, who last played in an England shirt at Euro 2016 having barely appeared for Arsenal that season. "In the system we play, I see him a bit more advanced". I've gone into a rotation policy and I want to stick to that at the moment.

"I can only repeat what I personally think: I don't know how you can keep a super-fit Jack out of the England squad". For me, it's just about game time'.

Gomez has been hugely impressive when called upon this season and has seen himself become a regular in the right-back position at the Merseyside club during the absence of Nathaniel Clyne through injury. [He has a] Great personality, really good feedback from Aidy at U21s.

"I spoke to [England manager Gareth Southgate] about Jack before the Swansea game", said Wenger.

"He's a player every Manchester United manager has picked, and that tells me something about his mentality and the trust they have in him".

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