England squad announced for the Nations League

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England squad announced for the Nations League

England squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Marc Guehi, Reece James, James Justin, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker, Ben White.

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse.

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling.

England squad: Gareth Southgates explains his decision

The England manager explained the additions and omissions of various players after he named the 27-man squad.

Jarrod Bowen

“Consistently strong performances. We were certainly thinking about involving him in March before he got injured. He’s a goal threat, he’s direct.

“His journey is really interesting in terms of the experiences he’s had – it’s a reminder that you don’t just have to be at an elite academy and come through that pathway. Playing in the lower divisions and to have that experience is a great route to go.

“He works incredibly hard for the team, which we want all our forward players to do. He’s thoroughly deserved his call up.”

Fikayo Tomori

“Fikayo has had a very good season with Milan. I talked in March about looking at some of the younger centre-backs coming through, such as Marc Guehi. I think those guys have had very good seasons and, at this moment in time, are ahead of Tyrone.

“Tyrone has always played very well for us. They are always difficult calls because you’ve got a sense of loyalty to players who have done well, but we have to make opportunities for good young players so we can see them and see what they might be capable of.”

Jordan Henderson

“This is also a chance to see a bit more of some players. The decision around Jordan Henderson, who’s has 60-plus games this season, is going into a Champions League final, and is 32-years-old, I don’t need to know any more about him.

“Everyone else has a week off now while Henderson and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] are still going. Trent will probably be with us for the first part of the camp and then we think that will be enough for him.”

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