Get ready for some exciting and fun summertime internationals! Gareth Southgate has decided on his England squad for two upcoming international matches in June, and five Tottenham Hotspur players are part of the team.
There are the usual suspects, of course — Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, and Kyle Walker are all England regulars and have been for some time now. Danny Rose is normally also part of the England set up but had surgery just before the end of the season and is likely out for the entire summer.
However, the most exciting news is that Kieran Trippier has gotten his first ever England call-up, after impressing for Tottenham in the last few weeks of the season. The irony is that, just like at Tottenham, he’ll be competing with Walker for the right back position under Southgate as well. I wonder how that will work out?
Southgate appears to be using this opportunity to give some caps to players who don’t normally feature in the England setup, including former Spurs midfielder Jake Livermore (now with West Brom) and Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson.
England play a World Cup 2018 qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow on June 10, before playing France on June 13 at the Stade de France.