England's Gareth Southgate chats about his Nations League squad

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       Gareth Southgate and his staff will begin their preparations for the Nations League on Monday

Loftus-Cheek hurt his ankle playing for Chelsea in a friendly against New England Revolution in Boston and reportedly faces a long spell on the sidelines, ruling him out of the Europa League final against Arsenal. It's the biggest challenge of all to compete against each other, then leave that at the door and remember with England we are a team, we support each other.

Southampton's Nathan Redmond is the surprise name in England manager Gareth Southgate's initial squad for the Nations League finals. We are just going to have to play it by ear because he is not going to have had a game prior to that point. There is the physical aspect and emotional aspect of that final that we have to look at.

"The current squad is definitely good enough to win it and I think Southgate has done a tremendous job with them, and he has utilised the young talents coming through very well".

"We will know more by that date [27 May] but we can make changes after that date".

Gareth Southgate has got "the fans behind England again" and increased competition in the squad, according to former Three Lions global Shaun Wright-Phillips.

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His inclusion in England's 27-man group ahead of this summer's inaugural finals in Portugal would likely to put an end to any potential future in a green jersey, although Southgate will need to cut the group down to 23 by 27 May. Fabian Delph, John Stones and Joe Gomez will also be assessed having played relatively minor roles for their clubs over the past few months, while Dele Alli reported a minor hamstring problem on the final afternoon of the Premier League season.

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are Manchester United's only representation in the squad, though Arsenal have no players named, and Chelsea have had only Ross Barkley called up.

The 25-year-old winger was last capped in March 2017. But clearly he's a player we'd want to give every opportunity to.

Southgate's team will face the resurgent Dutch in the second semi-final in Guimaraes on 6 June, 24 hours after Portugal and Switzerland meet in the first semi-final in Porto.

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