Despite decades of relative failure at the highest level, the England squad has always oozed with talent.
The likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard will always be regarded as world-class players but ultimately have nothing to show in terms of their impact on the international stage. Perhaps with this in mind, Gareth Southgate has started to carve out a reputation as a manager unafraid to give a chance to young blood in a chance to find a winning formula.
Southgate has handed maiden call-ups to no less than 15 players during his short time in charge but let’s hope their England careers prove to be more than a single, token appearance in a Three Lions shirt. Spare a thought to the players in this video who thought their time on the world stage had arrived, only for it to be nothing more than a false dawn.