England eased off their Euro 2016 qualification by winning all the group stage games, but their playing XI is still far from settled with almost 17 players vouching for a place in Roy Hodgson’s starting lineup.
Three Lions will face their first major test tonight when they take on Germany in a pulsating friendly game. Hodgson has named a young England side for the upcoming games. Eric Dier and Danny Drinkwater will compete for to start alongside Jordan Henderson.
According to Mirror, Dier will start the game against Germany with Drinkwater getting a full start vs Netherlands. There are few big names missing from the game tonight with Raheem Sterling, Joe Hart and Wayne Rooney out injured.
Best England starting XI vs Germany
Jack Butland is certain to start the game against Germany with Joe Hart currently out with an injury. Chris Smalling has been England’s best defender this season and will be the first name on the team sheet against Germany.
Gary Cahill will edge John Stones to start with Smalling in defense while full-back duty will fall to Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Rose. Cahill is also expected to be England’s captain in Rooney’s absence.
Jordan Henderson will act as the senior pro and will guide a young side around him. Eric Dier is tipped to start with Henderson in England’s midfield while Danny Drinkwater will play against Netherlands.
This is where the new and exciting generation of English players will be on show against the World Cup Champions. Dele Alli has been a sensation for Tottenham this season with Harry Kane playing in front of him as as the lead striker.
The same combination will be in effect for England tonight with Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana playing in supporting role from the wings.
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