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Has “serious decisions” to make over his starting lineup for England’s opening group game at the World Cup, against Tunisia in 10 days’ time, after a much changed team impressed in the dismissal of Costa Rica.
Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek caught the eye in the 2-0 success in Leeds to offer the manager food for thought before the squad’s departure for the tournament on Tuesday.“It’s more difficult, no question,” Southgate said. “There are some serious decisions to take, but in a really good way. If I was thinking I have no one to play in this position or in that position, it would be a very different situation. We asked the players to give us competition for places, and they’ve done that. We http://www.officialwarriorsproshop.com/mitch_richmond_jersey.html needed options.
“Rashford played with a real swagger tonight. For me, at the end of the season, he http://www.pittsburghpenguinsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Joe-Mullen-Jersey cares so much you can see he was trying too hard [at Manchester United]. I said to all the team before the game, I expect to see mistakes tonight and, Cory James Authentic Jersey if I don’t, there might be a problem because we wouldn’t be being as attack-minded as we want to be. They are going to make errors, but by taking Trent Brown Authentic Jersey risks they show the glimpses of quality like Marcus’s opening goal. That was world-class, but he was also teasing defenders by the touchline.
“His performance wasn’t perfect, but he was enjoying his football and that was good to see. I have 11 or 12 who are going to be difficult to leave out. There is genuine competition for places. It wasn’t the first-team versus Nigeria and a second-team tonight: we have quality across the two lineups.
“Ruben is another super talent. It’s still early for him. He’s still learning the game really, even as an England international, as he has so few league appearances under his belt and is incredibly raw. But we believe in him.“We know the talent he has. You can see the ability he has to hold people off, his speed of feet and the strength when he is running with the ball. A super talent, and different to the other players we have.”
England’s three stand-by players – Brad Hand Authentic Jersey Adam Lallana, Jake Livermore and Tom Heaton – will now depart the squad with the national team’s medical team confident the slight twinges felt by Harry Maguire and Kieran Trippier are not serious. “They’ve all said they’re there if needed, they’re ready, and wished everyone luck,” said Southgate, who will give his squad a few days off before their return to St George’s Park on Sunday.
There was something heartening about seeing him play with such freedom so soon after the scolding he received on FA Cup final day. Gareth Southgate has been a significant positive influence. Say what you like about Southgate’s lack of what the great José will always refer to as “titles”. But he does know how to get the best out of Rashford. He was helped by the poverty of the opposition. Costa Rica were muscular and dogged here. That was about it. At the back Kendall Waston moved with all the limber athleticism of the cast‑bronze Don Revie statue outside Elland Road.
But England will still move on with a little hope. There is a refreshing energy to the team and plenty of speed across the ground. The challenge, as ever, is to play above rather than below their capacities when the pressure bites. And to provide, as Rashford did here, just a little touch of beauty after those recent tournament scars. wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys from china wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys from china wholesale jerseys