England football boss Gareth Southgate is confident enough about the England squad, which mainly includes the young players, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup which is going to begin tomorrow in Russia.
Southgate explained that his England World Cup 2018 squad has been picked to excite the country at this summer’s tournament.
The47-year-old manager announced his 23-man squad with Adam Lallana, who is on the standby list, the big-name omission. But still he believes, with the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, his young England squad offers plenty of encouragement.
“I believe this is a squad which we can be excited about,” said Southgate. “We have a lot of energy and athleticism in the team, but players that are equally comfortable in possession of the ball and I think people can see the style of play we’ve been looking to develop.
“It is a young group, but with some really important senior players so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance.”
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