England's worst ever players: Michael Ricketts, Scott Carson, Jon Flanagan and more
Sep 13 2018
Kane has appeared sluggish and off the pace since returning from an ankle injury sustained against Bournemouth in March and Neville expressed his surprise that Gareth Southgate chose to use him as a second half substitute during England's 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.
England fans took to social media to vent their frustration at the fact that the Manchester United forward was not given starting opportunities for England in Russian Federation.
However, the Three Lions again failed to hit the heights from their World Cup campaign, particularly in a poor first 45 minutes that provoked strong words between the players at half-time.
"We could have been two or three-nil down at half-time", admitted Rose, who was man-of-the-match. Indeed, how much a number of his players will perform when they seem to be on the periphery of their club sides.
Among the starters looking to stake a claim for a regular berth up front was Marcus Rashford, who was paired up top with Danny Welbeck.
"So we have got to give Marcus time to develop".
"I'm really pleased for him".
The latter kept a clean sheet against the Swiss but he lacked the assurance of Pickford and the Everton keeper is certain to come back for England's next game, against Croatia on 12 October in the Uefa Nations League.
'I don't think he should have been here for the two weeks.
"The players certainly had a lot to say to each other when they first got into the dressing room".
Foden has played just eight minutes this season and for that reason Southgate continues to exclude him.
It does not mean Shaw is certain to play at Vicarage Road as United's medical staff must be convinced of the full-back's recovery before making him available to manager Jose Mourinho.
"I think what is happening at junior level is that there is more emphasis on technical ability".
'So I am hopeful next month we have a slightly different situation, because the problem we are faced with is whether we pick lesser players who are up to speed or we pick what we believe are the best players and accept that, for some of the younger ones in particular, they might have not had as much game time.