Three Lions squad are mak­ing Gareth purr

Sport360 - - World Cup 2018 News -

Gareth South­gate be­lieves this is an Eng­land squad to be “ex­cited about” af­ter plump­ing for prom­ise rather than ex­pe­ri­ence with a bold World Cup se­lec­tion.

Un­capped Trent Alexan­der Arnold (above) was cel­e­brat­ing a maiden se­nior call-up on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon as ex­pe­ri­enced Adam Lal­lana, Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere reeled from the dis­ap­point­ment of miss­ing out. Af­ter months of spec­u­la­tion, scru­tiny and con­jec­ture, the 23 men charged with bring­ing the coun­try suc­cess in Rus­sia were re­vealed by the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion along with the five-strong stand-by list for the tour­na­ment.

“I be­lieve this is a squad which we can be ex­cited about,” Eng­land head coach South­gate said.

“It is a young group, but with some re­ally im­por­tant se­nior play­ers so I feel the bal­ance of the squad is good, both in terms of its ex­pe­ri­ence, its char­ac­ter and also the po­si­tional bal­ance.

“We have a lot of en­ergy in the team, but play­ers that are equally com­fort­able in pos­ses­sion.”

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