Dortmund teenager handed England call-up as Southgate pens new deal

Virginia Santiago
October 8, 2018

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho was a surprise selection as England manager Gareth Southgate named a 25-man squad on Thursday for this month's Nations League matches away to Croatia and Spain. He played previous year on loan at Vitesse [Arnhem] and has had another season of men's football and created more chances than any other player in the league.

"I think this aligns with what we've done in the last 18 months, really", said Southgate, who helped bring about the end of Wayne Rooney's worldwide career a year ago.

Dele Alli has been sidelined by a hamstring problem, while fitness doubts have seen the likes of Fabian Delph, Adam Lallana, and Jesse Lingard omitted. We think there are some exciting young players that we've been tracking, either through their clubs or our junior teams.

Maddison has three goals and two assists since making his £24million move from Norwich to Leicester, while Mount has netted three times for Derby.

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The return of Anthony Martial certainly stands out, while Alexis Sanchez will be on the bench once again. Every ball that was in our box, I thought even in some moments, we couldn't even score in our own goal.

However, Southgate recalled the time nine years ago when former FA chairman Greg Dyke installed a countdown clock to 2022 in a left-field bid to inspire England to win the tournament.

Derby midfielder Mount, 19, was watched by Southgate during their Championship match against Blackburn after impressing on loan from Chelsea.

"They're both still at formative stages but we think they can have an impact with the group and we'd have no hesitation in playing them in the games".

"Well, he's had a long period injured at Chelsea previous year, so that wasn't a reflection on the quality of the player that he hadn't been with us, but he wasn't getting any football, really", Southgate said.

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Jordan Henderson has the most caps (46).

Harry Winks, capped once, has returned to the senior team the day after starting for Tottenham against Barcelona in the Champions League, while uncapped Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is back in the squad after recovering from a long-term knee injury.

Southgate, who became England coach in November 2016, is contracted to stay in charge of the national team through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Experiencing at first-hand how the nation united behind the team this summer was something special and it will be great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come.

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