10-Oct-2018 21:30:06 | Guardian
The trio hope to earn their first England senior and under-21 caps respectively this week, having come this far via the Bundesliga, the Championship and the Premier League
Memories of the disappointment at the Luzhniki Stadium were sure to be stirred before another collision with Croatia – thoughts drifting to that World Cup semi-final defeat as Friday’s Nations League rematch looms large. So England’s decision to parade their brightest young things this week felt shrewd. Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount are hoping to gain their first caps at a deserted Stadion HNK Rijeka, while Phil Foden targets an under-21s debut against Andorra on Thursday. The trio represent England’s future, personifying the creative, attack-minded style Gareth Southgate is eager to pursue. But each has got this far in a different way.
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