Lions face hard opposition

Tomorrow England plays Germany at Wembley. This is the first game since beating Lithuania 1-0 with a penalty from Spurs striker Harry Kane on the 8th October. Overall, it was a dominant performance from the Lions despite the score. The last time England played Germany the game ended 0-1 with a beautiful goal from the former Arsenal player Lukas Podolski with a sublime effort from long range to beat Joe Hart on this final game for his country.

Gareth Southgate had added three new faces to his squad. One of which is Swansea city’s Tammy Abraham who has recently rejected the chance to join the Nigerian National team but he had his heart set on an England call-up. Ruben Loftus-cheek is also another player given a chance at international football. Currently, on loan to Crystal Palace, the Chelsea player has proved himself in the under 21 team but now it’s his chance to earn his place in the first team. The final player is Liverpool’s, Joe Gomez. The full-back has proved to be useful at the start of the season to replace injured Nathaniel Clyne in the first team.

England also plays Brazil on Tuesday. Currently, Brazil has not been defeated this year and their fast skilful style of play with be hard for England to break down. The two sides have not played since 2013, therefore, the squads are very different. Brazil now has brilliant Manchester city striker Gabriel Jesus who is currently dominating the premier league and is sure to cause England a problem. Due to the good performances in past games, Brazil was first to qualify for the World Cup apart from the host Russia who qualifies automatically

Southgate is using these friendlies to prepare his team for the world cup next summer. We all know the games don’t mean anything its just preparation for the squad to experience high-quality opposition.


England 2-2 Germany

England 0-2 Brazil