Southgate Names Squad For Away Double Header

Last updated : 03 October 2019 By Three Lions

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his latest Three Lions squad with trips to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria coming up in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is the latest youngster to earn a call-up to the senior squad although Southgate has said that he won't hand either Tomori, who has played for Canada at junior level or Nigeria-eligible Tammy Abraham a cap just to secure their England future.

"It's not ethically right to give someone a cap just so they can't play for someone else," said the Three Lions boss.

"He and Fikayo Tomori are both in on merit and have been part of our junior system right the way through, so we see them as English players and they have a huge desire to play for England at senior level.

Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kyle Walker miss out.

"Alex has only had a couple of games. It's a bit like Dele - their seasons haven't really got going," said Southgate.

"I think Jesse has had a difficult time too. As an attacking midfielder, you are going to be judged on your goals and assists. The competition is a lot higher than it was 18 months ago. Jesse is another player who can get himself back in the squad.

"All of those players will recognise why I've made these decisions."