Thursday, 13 December, 2018

James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount named in England squad

Jadon Sancho Sancho among three new faces in England squad
Rita Gibson | 07 October, 2018, 22:56

On the very afternoon his new four-year contract was made official by the FA, Gareth Southgate has named the 25-man squad he will have at his disposal for England's upcoming Nations League ties against Croatia and Spain.

"The clock isn't here anymore, but what it did, it shaped our thinking and our behaviours", said the England boss, who also called up Harry Winks, Ross Barkley and Nathaniel Chalobah.

And the former Manchester City youth team player has been instrumental in Dortmund's rise to the Bundesliga summit, scoring or assisting a goal every 20 minutes during the opening five games of the season.

Southgate spoke well of Daniel Sturridge after overlooking the Liverpool striker and insisted the door is still open to Joe Hart, despite plumping for uncapped Marcus Bettinelli and Alex McCarthy along with Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford.

Dele Alli has been sidelined by a hamstring problem, while fitness doubts have seen the likes of Fabian Delph, Adam Lallana, and Jesse Lingard omitted.

"I must acknowledge the hard work and commitment of my staff and the players over the last two years", said Southgate.

"Okay, we've got to think differently about it, be bold in some of our decisions and we'll get some of those right and some we won't get right".

"This is a great opportunity for us to look at them". We're always conscious of the balance in bringing young players in but we think they are performing well with their clubs and they are confident players.

Jadon Sancho

"Jadon's is an unusual story for a young English player".

Blessed with quick feet and technical ability, the left-footed Sancho has come to the fore this season, despite the fact he is yet to start a single league game.

"Mason's is a slightly different situation".

Sancho has netted once in the Bundesliga this season, while Chelsea-owned Mount has struck three times for Derby County in the Championship and Leicester City's Maddison's 15 chances created are the most among Englishmen in the Premier League.

We'd have no hesitation on playing either of them in the games coming up.

England will face Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka on October 12, when the World Cup finalists will complete a stadium ban handed down after having a swastika on their pitch in 2015.

England lost to Spain 2-1 in its first match in the newly formed Nations League.

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