England boss Gareth Southgate believes he commits a crime every time he picks a team due to the strong competition for places in the squad. Southgate rang the changes for the 5-0 thrashing of Andorra making use of a number of fringe players and will most likely make changes again in their World Cup qualification match against Hungary. Jadon Sancho who has struggled to adapt to life at Manchester United was one of the main beneficiaries against Andorra as he had two assists to his name.
“We will definitely make changes. We have got a very strong squad.” England boss Gareth Southgate said. “We want the squad to feel involved and it is important they know they are valued. I was really pleased with the quality of the performance against Andorra as well as the application. We are hitting a really consistent level of performance, which is great to see.”
“I have a headache and I commit a crime every time I pick a team,” he added. “It is very difficult every time. We have so many good players and such good, strong competition for places. There were lots of players that did their own confidence and their own reputations a lot of good and that is pleasing to see.”
“It was special.” Mason Mount said about his Ballon d’Or nomination. “To see that and to be alongside those names is obviously a dream. For all the years you work hard, dedicate and see something like that, it shows everything pays off. It is just the start, it doesn’t stop now.”