The friendlies between England and Switzerland is scheduled to take place this month during the international break from club football. Gareth Southgate has considered this season’s performance of the footballers in the English Premier League and has shortlisted several exciting youngsters.
The roaster includes Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones and Ben White as defenders. Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, James and Ward-Prowse as midfielders and Tammy Abraham, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Raheem Sterling as forwards while Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope have been selected as goalkeepers for the friendlies. The twenty-one-year-old Marc Guehi, who plays for Crystal Palace, makes his first appearance for the international squad and Southgate’s reason for including him was his consistency throughout the season, “really impressed on and off the ball”, according to press reports.
The English coach has however excluded Kyle Walker, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, the right-back and strikers, who were the big names that were included in the international games in the previous schedule. He said that while Walker weighed in the opinion of allowing the younger fullbacks, Sancho and Rashford were left out because of the greater competition at the same position, reported BBC Sports. He also responded to the defence line of the team with Harry Maguire who is in the poor form currently with Manchester United FC. “There wasn’t a chance we weren’t going to call up, He’s one of our best centre-backs”, said Gareth in the press conference after the squad selection about Maguire.