Gareth Southgate's savage response to Jack Wilshere's England exclusion

Gareth Southgate's savage response to Jack Wilshere's England exclusion

Ashley Young's excellent form with Manchester United has been recognised by England manager Gareth Southgate, who has named the versatile Red in his latest Three Lions squad.

"We had to qualify, so to fiddle too much with the team while you are still having to win - and you're not certain whether the lads are going to be able to go in and handle it - is hard", Southgate said. "He is a player playing at a big club", Southgate said.

"There is no question in our mind about Jack Wilshere's ability and football brain and personality, we just need to see him playing regular league football before we think it is right to put him back in". Then maybe they don't want to go through what happened in the summer as they want to have a new approach and look at it in a different, more positive way.

"When I first came here I knew it was going to be hard because I knew Walks was playing when I came to Tottenham", Trippier said.

"I didn't know he was there but whenever I play I try to do my best", Trippier said. They are now performing in the Premier League and doing well.

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has kept his place in the team, after impressing on his England debut against Lithuania.

"We think he is a top player so for it's about game time".

"For him, it is just about game time".

Yet Wilshere has been left out of the squad to face Germany and Brazil. "We have spoken about Iceland, their experiences, what it felt like and why they felt like some of those things happened because when we get there again we want to be prepared for it because we've covered it".

Southgate said midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Liverpool from Arsenal in a £35 million ($45.7 million, 39.2 million euros) transfer in August, would not easily fit into the 3-4-2-1 system he wants to adopt.