England ‘unpicked’ XI: the in-form players that Southgate overlooked this international break

England squad
(Image credit: Getty)

Who’d be an England manager? No matter who you pick in your squad there are going to be complaints. At various stages, Gareth Sputhgate has been accused of bring too obsessed with players from the big six clubs, too loyal to stalwarts, too cautious, too bold, too out of his depth. 

Yet the whining about the current England squad – from Ian Wright, especially – does feel a little more warranted than usual. There have been some brilliant English performers this season, so we’ve made an alternative XI made up of those not picked, that possibly should have been. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1