Gareth Southgate has risked the wrath of Tottenham by naming England captain Harry Kane within the beginning line-up for the Nations League conflict with Denmark – however there was nonetheless no room for Jack Grealish.
Kane got here off the bench in Sunday’s win over Belgium as he continues to handle what boss Southgate described as muscle fatigue.
Talking forward of the Denmark conflict – stay on talkSPORT – Southgate refuted claims he was on track for a membership vs nation row in opting to play the Spurs striker – insisting he by no means dangers a gamers when choosing his workforce.
Kane’s inclusion was one in every of 5 adjustments from the 2-1 victory over Belgium which noticed the Three Lions transfer prime of Nations League group A2.
Requires Aston Villa captain Grealish to be included have once more been ignored, with Mason Mount holding his place following his winner in opposition to Belgium.
talkSPORT host Ally McCoist was left dissatisfied after Grealish was an unused substitute in opposition to the Crimson Devils.
“The actual fact of the matter is, Jack did all he may do in opposition to Wales,” he informed the Sports activities Breakfast.
“What extra may he have executed to be given his alternative in opposition to the world primary ranked workforce?
“The argument doesn’t actually rise up. What Gareth is saying with that’s that he doesn’t really feel he is able to play in opposition to them – regardless of how he performs in opposition to different groups.
“That’s most likely why everybody had slightly little bit of an issue with it.”
Membership-mate Eric Dier missed out via harm and was changed by Conor Coady, whereas Reece James and Ainsley Maitland-Niles made their first senior begins.
Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips was the opposite participant to be recalled as Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson dropped to the bench.
In the meantime, Christian Eriksen and Simon Kjaer had been each included within the Denmark workforce to gather their 100th cap for his or her nation.
England XI: Pickford; Maguire, Coady, Walker; James, Rice, Mount, Phillips, Maitland-Niles; Kane, Rashford.
Denmark XI: Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Christensen, Skov; Delaney, Hojbjerg; Poulsen, Eriksen, Braithwaite; Dolberg.