England captain Harry Kane has been included in Gareth Southgate's squad for June's Nations League finals despite an ankle injury, the Football Association said on Thursday. There is the physical aspect and emotional aspect of that final that we have to look at.
"I don't think we have had a time where we haven't had a lot of pullouts but we have a really strong squad".
"We will know more by that date [27 May] but we can make changes after that date".
Meanwhile Southampton winger Nathan Redmond, who was flirting with the idead of representing the Republic of Ireland earlier this year - has earned a surprise inclusion as a reward for his impressive form under Ralph Hassenhuttl.Читайте также: Kim Kardashian West shares first photo of baby Psalm
England's manager is expected to name at least 25 players in his squad, even though only 23 names can be included in the final list that must be submitted to UEFA by May 27 - that deadline is five days before the Champions League final, in which up to nine members of Southgate's squad could feature.
Southgate omitted Luke Shaw, despite the left-back being Manchester United's player of the year, preferring to stick with Danny Rose and Ben Chilwell and made a seemingly pointed comment about the pair having "been committed to the England shirt over the last period of time".
Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard did make it in.
Speaking at a press conference, the England manager said: "I think he finished the season really well".
Southgate said that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek would have been involved, and described Loftus-Cheek's injury as looking, "serious".
World Cup Golden Boot victor Kane is one of nine Spurs and Liverpool players included, with England playing Netherlands in the Nations League semi-final five days after the Madrid showpiece. But clearly he's a player we'd want to give every opportunity to.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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