I know it's been said elsewhere but Youri's reaction to Madders being told he was the best player on the pitch is magical.
Or not, as the case may be
Leicester City’s Denmark duo Jannik Vestergaard and Daniel Iversen have been made to wait over their potential participation at the World Cup.
The pair were missing from manager Kasper Hjulmand’s squad, announced on Monday evening, but there is hope for them yet. Hjulmand chose to name only 21 of the 26 players he is able to take, with the final five spaces to be filled by the start of next week.
Hjulmand is waiting to analyse the fitness of key players in the hope of taking a fully-fit squad. If some of those players fail to prove they are injury-free, it could open the door for City’s duo, despite their lack of match action.
Agreed. I think he might include him just because he can't logically defend not including him. But he won't play. He'll stick with the usual suspects.Pointless taking him
Southgate won't play him ahead of Mount or Grealish, or even Foden - better to stay at home away from the whole tawdry shitshow
I have never rated Southgate as a manager and I still don't his teams are one dimensional and too cautious.I found this piece interesting, not for the bit about whether or not Maddison makes the cut but for the bit about understudies for Kane.
If it's true that Southgate is so locked in to his particular style that he has a 'batting order in each position', then I don't see how there's any chance of Maddison being involved as the attraction of him is that he does something different. I've backed Southgate previously, and do think that he's earned the right with his performance at the last two major tournaments, it's very concerning that he's quite so one-dimensional in his approach as that implies.
Before Thursday’s announcement of the 26 players England intend to take to Qatar, we examine the key decisions for the managerwww.theguardian.com
I’m sure I read somewhere that he’ll only pick players who have recent experience playing in Europe otherwise they won’t be used to playing in a big stage.
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