It’s almost inevitable Gareth Southgate’s England squad selections won’t please everybody. The Three Lions don’t have the greatest pool of talent to dip into, so the England boss is often forced to make judgement calls between a huge number of players with similar yet largely unspectacular ability.
The flip-side to that, however, is the lack of big-club bias in Southgate’s latest squad, which was announced last week, compared to previous selections. After solid starts to the season, Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire have both earned their first senior call-ups, while Aaron Cresswell has claimed a place despite West Ham’s run of three consecutive defeats.
That will undoubtedly please Hammers fans who often feel their English talents are overlooked in favour of those employed by higher profile clubs. But, Irons supporters, has Southgate got his latest squad right?
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