Marcus Rashford proves his worth, leading patchy England to win over Swiss

Harry Kane- Harry Kane is due a rest – he's tired admits England manager Gareth Soutgate ahead of Switzerland friendly

Harry Kane- Harry Kane is due a rest – he's tired admits England manager Gareth Soutgate ahead of Switzerland friendly

England are now back on track in the UEFA Nations League after losing their opening game against Spain on Saturday, with Croatia up next for the Three Lions on October 18th.

England struggled to get Loftus-Cheek on the ball in unsafe positions in the first half and when they did, he was unable to do much with it, often showing an inability to turn when presented with the ball with his back to goal.

'If I'm in the Championship beyond this season, then obviously things start to get a bit trickier, but certainly for this year he's reassured me that if I can keep my standards high, I can be a part of the team'.

"We expect and encourage it, because they're intelligent footballers and it's important they have a view of what's going on".

The security provided by the presence of three central midfielders behind him enabled Shaqiri to roam wherever his little legs wished to carry him, and he popped up all over the pitch in the first half. "It was a tall order to ask them to go in and play against a really good side in Switzerland, who are an excellent team". "Today they were harsh on themselves".

Most of OH under flood watches as remnants of Gordon move in
We have avoided significant rainfall for most of the area so far this month but that changes quickly starting this evening. The track and timing of the low at this time suggests rather high rainfall totals through central IL and Indiana.

Rashford's contribution to the games against Switzerland and Spain has reopened the debate about whether the 20-year-old should keep his place alongside Harry Kane as England's second striker instead of Raheem Sterling.

Boss Southgate has found himself in the position of doling out global caps to players who can not get in the starting XI at club level.

"We were very keen that he had the opportunity, we were determined to give him some match minutes", said Southgate. We think he's a fantastic talent with a great mentality.

"We know he can score spectacular goals from long range, but you'll be limited in numbers if that's where your goals are coming from". He misses the next few, which is why he started again.

"I am hopeful next month we have a slightly different situation, but the problem we are faced with is, do we pick lesser players who are up to speed or do we pick what we believe are the best players and accept that for some of the younger ones in particular might have not had as much game time?"

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