NathStPaulURZZZZSnowflake Royal I know it wasn't the actual first team, but based on those friendlies England will concede 1 - 2 goals against any side with a goalscorer or who can match us in possession.
Give away 2 or 3 cheap chances a game even when mostly under no threat..
No problem with Henderson going or being involved. Very experienced and crucial player in an area we look ropey. He did fine, excluding the poor pen, but the keeper did a good job. Just take him off pens.
Talent upfront, but not really meshed and reliant on Kane. Rashford looked sharp, but tries to do too much. Same with Grealish. Sancho mostly anonymous but the best chance all game.
Calvert-Lewin has apparently had a good season, but doesn't remotely look like an International to me.
Defensive midfield seems poor and CB seems terrible.
Yeah, decent at club level but like Coady, Phillips and Watkins etc - just a bit meh at international level. I guess he's got a good leap on him which probably gives him the advantage over Watkins but bringing on DCL is hardly going to strike fear into the opposition
Problem is we seem to have a lot of strikers in the same boat - decent enough at club level but probably not international level. Probably would have gone for Ings myself as he's the best natural finisher of the "other lot" but there isn't really much in it between any of them
He is great in the air, Southgate will see him as someone who can come on late in a game and defend corners.
Depends if it's 3 or 5 subs though - can't see him really getting on the pitch if it's only 3 subs as you'd expect the likes of Rashford, Sancho and Sterling to all be brought on ahead of him
Can't recall Southgate ever really going 2 up top since the last World Cup and he obviously won't displace Kane, injuries permitting!
Would also have chucked Antonio's name into the ring - completely different proposition but seems like Southgate has just never really fancied him - even if he on the slightly older side now