Gareth Southgate says England could face penalty shootout BEFORE next summer

Gareth Southgate says England could face penalty shootout BEFORE next summer

That is the opinion of England boss Gareth Southgate, whose Three Lions side must find a way to nullify the threat of the flamboyant forward in Tuesday's friendly at Wembley. "The senior players are very open, very welcoming". Other youngsters in Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn earned call ups after another four players pulled out of the squad. Most of the squad are young anyway so know each other from younger age groups.

'We have to see how the game progresses but I won't have any hesitation in putting them on the pitch.

Solanke made a name for himself by playing a key role in helping the England under-20 team win the World Cup earlier on during the year. "They've got good pedigree, and we won't hesitate to put them on the pitch".

Southgate has raised the prospect of putting England's players through a mock shootout at one of the team's friendlies ahead of next year's tournament in Russian Federation.

Southgate appears to be using the friendlies ahead of the World Cup in order to blood young talent before making a decision on the players he will include in is squad for Russian Federation 2018. His effort at Euro96 saw England eliminated by Germany at the semi-final stage, and the now-England boss says it may be time to work on the situation in training.

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"I played in a team that won a quarter-final on penalties. But clearly that is an option".

"We have to have a plan for that, we have to take into consideration the new format that might be involved".

"He is one of the best players in the world".

"It's something that we are considering how we prepare best for penalty shoot-outs", he said.

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