England captain Harry Kane to be rested for Switzerland friendly

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Rashford's strike put some gloss on what was a less-than-convincing performance by the World Cup semifinalists, which was typified by the jitters of goalkeeper Jack Butland. The younger ones is one matter, the older ones are a little bit different. "We are hoping that now we have given them some minutes they will go back to their club better prepared for when they get their opportunity and it gives them a better chance of staying in the team".

Much of the talk in the aftermath of England's loss to Spain last Saturday focused on the lack of a world-class creative midfielder in the hosts' ranks, with Southgate opining afterwards that England have not produced such a player since Paul Gascoigne, who happened to be in attendance at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. They are going to have the League Cup and European football, so there's more opportunity that the squads will get rotated.

"I think what is happening at junior level is that there is more emphasis on technical ability. But we can see there's a period of time for those players to come through".

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Foden has been tipped for big things after inspiring the England Under-17s to World Cup glory a year ago but is struggling for a start in Pep Guardiola's side. The 20-year-old is set to score this season for the club and was sent off last time out against Burnley.

Southgate added: "The landscape is what it is and I understand the difficulties that club managers have". They have to try to win matches.

"It's not my business to interfere with club managers, they have a hard job to do and they have big squads at the top six, huge competition for places, so Jose thinks the world of Marcus".

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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 global record but plays a bit-part at Arsenal.

"The players certainly had a lot to say to each other when they first got into the dressing room". So Phil came on at the end. It is a hard landscape for us.

"We could have been two or three-nil down at half-time", Danny Rose, the left back who was one of the few players to impress, said.

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