England coach Gareth Southgate has heaped praise on the youngsters who made their international debuts in the international friendly against Germany.
Gareth Southgate named an inexperienced England starting lineup in the 0-0 draw, he singled out Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Crystal Palace’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek for plaudits after the game.
“First half a couple of really goods saves from Jordan, we caused our own problems with a couple of those. But we posed our own questions and I thought we used the ball well,” he told reporters.
Regarding Loftus-Cheek, Southgate said that the midfielder lived up to his lofty expectations once he had settled into the match.
“He did everything I know he can do. It took him 10 minutes to realise he’s OK here,” Southgate added. “He is capable of anything. He has the physical attributes and can handle the ball. He will gain huge confidence from it. There will be harder tests as the likes of Germany will have another gear to go to.”p