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Tammy Abraham proved a handful during his first 60 minutes of global football and man of the match Ruben Loftus-Cheek flourished under the Wembley floodlights, as did fellow debutant Jordan Pickford.

"To go to the World Cup it's a long season and I still have to improve".

Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn have been drafted into the England squad for the first time after Phil Jones became the eighth player to withdraw from Gareth Southgate's group.

The Crystal Palace player, on loan from Chelsea, was a mixture of the elegant and the efficient for England, passing and moving so intelligently.

The 23-year-old Everton 'keeper's highlights saw him twice deny Timo Werner with sublime low saves in the first half, though his display did not come as a surprise to Southgate.

Germany played England in a football friendly earlier this year in Dortmund.

He beamed: "I'm really not surprised by what [the young players] have done because they've shown that previously in other ages and this week in training".

"To go to the World Cup?".

"Tonight it took him 10 minutes to have a look around and think "Alright okay, I can do this".

Every England fan knows from watching Wright as a pundit; there are not many more men passionate about England's national team than him. It was good for us young players and I certainly learned a lot. Obviously against a well-oiled machine they will have periods in the game where they control possession but I didn't think they hurt us.

The 20-year-old has previously played for the Under-16s through to the Under-21s.

"What we've seen is Gareth will pick those players".

Loftus-Cheek was pulling the strings in midfield as England pushed for a goal, including feeding captain Dier to get away a cross that Mats Hummels had to hack behind his own goal.

"I'm pretty confident this England team could stay up".


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