England boss Southgate defends Kane decision

England boss Gareth Southgate and assisant Steve Holland

Gareth Southgate has made nine changes to the England side that lost 2-1 to Spain on Saturday night for tonight's friendly against Switzerland at the King Power stadium.

Luke Shaw will also be unavailable to Southgate after suffering a concussion in the Uefa Nations League match, his first start for the Three Lions in three years.

Sterling missed England's games against Spain and Switzerland with a slight back injury, affording Rashford his starting chance.

"It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did", he said.

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Southgate made sure not to say anything that could be perceived as critical of Pep Guardiola, but the England manager believes it is part of a wider problem that is squeezing out some of the country's better players.

"His first season was last season and he had a fantastic season, he got the player of the year award and he rightly deserved that as well".

"Some of the stepovers and things Ronaldo was doing at that age, he wasn't converting them into the number of goals, so we have got to give him time to develop".

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.

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"We spoke at half-time and we weren't happy with how we were playing, but we took control after the break and got the goal".

I'm concerned about Harry Kane.

"I don't think Harry Kane, at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the matches for Tottenham really". "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".

"We were trying to correct one or two things but also challenge them a bit, it was an important night for us to finish well and we knew it would be hard because of the changes and amount of game time, but I'm really pleased because the players have given everything this week".

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Kane is among the top strikers in the world, Rashford has plenty of potential but features mainly as a substitute for Manchester United, while Welbeck has a strong worldwide record but plays a bit-part at Arsenal.

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