Gareth Southgate’s 25-man England squad for the upcoming games against Scotland and Spain has divided opinion among many fans up and down the country.
The interim boss has recalled Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere and Tottenham’s Harry Kane, with the latter starting his first game in just under two months in the North London derby on Sunday, and looking short of match fitness.
Wilshere completed his first 90 minutes in over two years when the Cherries drew with Spurs a fortnight ago, but he returns to the fold alongside Liverpool duo Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana, as well as Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.
However, Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain misses out despite making Southgate’s first England squad last month, and Everton’s Ross Barkley remains out of favour with the national team after an indifferent start to the season at Goodison Park.
An injured Dele Alli and a seemingly unfit Chris Smalling also miss out, but there are a few players who have made the squad that should feel fortunate for doing so.
Thus, here are THREE players who were lucky to make Southgate’s squad…