England manager Gareth Southgate has said he “commits a crime” every time he picks his team.
Against Andorra, Phil Foden (centre) was awarded man of the match.
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Gareth Southgate claims he “commits a crime” every time he selects a squad due to the individuals he must leave out – and will make changes for England’s encounter against Hungary on Tuesday.
To qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, England must win two of their remaining three qualifiers.
Phil Foden of Manchester City was one of many outstanding performers in Manchester City’s 5-0 thumping of Andorra on Saturday.
Southgate said, “We want the players to feel engaged.”
In a game in which Jack Grealish and Ben Chilwell scored their first international goals, as well as Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse, and Bukayo Saka, Foden contributed an assist during a magnificent display for a much-changed England in Andorra.
“It’s vital they understand their worth and can contribute; it wasn’t a friendly [against Andorra], qualifying points were on the line, and I was very impressed with the quality of the performance as well as the application,” Southgate said.
“Every time I choose a team, I get a headache and commit a crime.” We have a lot of competition for spots; a lot of players did a lot of good for their personal confidence and reputation the other day, which is encouraging to see.
England’s Jack Grealish has gained confidence since joining Manchester City, according to Gareth Southgate.
“We can’t afford to be a squad that takes days off. We want to maintain our consistency, which we’ve done so far this year. Putting on the jersey is a source of pride for everyone.”
England, who were defeated in the Euro 2020 final this summer, will go into the game against Hungary knowing that a win would put them one step closer to the 2022 Middle East event.
They play Albania at Wembley on November 12th, followed by a trip to San Marino three days later to finish their qualifying campaign.
Mount ‘Special’ to be nominated to the Ballon d’Or shortlist
Mason Mount, who came in with 17 minutes left against Andorra, is expected to start against Hungary.
The Chelsea midfielder was nominated to the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award after winning the Champions League last season and playing in England’s European Championship campaign.
“It was one of a kind,” he added. “I’m sure I learned about it at the same time as everyone else.”
“To see it and to see the names, to be in the company of those people, it’s clearly a dream.”
“All of your hard work and dedication over the years has paid off, and it’s just the beginning; it doesn’t end now.”
Mount claims that having to self-isolate for a portion of England’s Euro 2020 campaign influenced his choice to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
After spending time with club-mate Billy Gilmour, who subsequently tested positive for Covid after the 0-0 draw with Scotland, he missed England’s final group game against the Czech Republic and was an unused replacement in the triumph against Germany.
Mount said, “I’m now doubly vaccinated.” “After that experience, missing the game – a top-notch game – had an impact on my choice.”
“It made me want to have it, and I wanted it now.”