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Dier skippers England to a draw with World Champions Germany

Ruben Loftus Cheek has been in fine form for Crystal Palace and Gareth Southgate

"I think we did well".

Southgate wants more former players to get involved with the national set-up and it has to be said, it seems like a good idea.

The stats make for good reading as Loftus-Cheek had a 96 percent pass completion rate, completing 50 successful passes out of 52.

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". I had Gareth in charge for almost three years at the Under-21s and the boys have been great.

Southgate had described the decision to blood more youngsters, who had made such a favourable impression in the eye-catching success in junior tournaments over the summer, as a no brainer after seeing a young England team draw 0-0 with the reigning world champions, Germany, on Friday.

"I believe that if you do all the right things, in time you will get your opportunities. I have to keep learning and getting better and hopefully there's a chance to get on the plane".

"It took him 10 minutes to realise he's OK here".

Loftus-Cheek looked like a seasoned worldwide on the Wembley turf, pulling off a nutmeg and a Cruyff turn in the first half before being clattered as he played with a real swagger against Joachim Low's silverware-heavy team.

Loftus-Cheek will play in behind a front pairing of Jamie Vardy and Abraham, who is set to win his first cap after impressing while on loan at Swansea this season. Gareth said to do my best like I normally do.

You sense, talking to Loftus-Cheek, that he has a sensible head on his shoulders. He was really happy for me and just said go and enjoy it.

"We'll see whether Phil [Jones] stays with us, definitely Angus [Gunn] following the injury to Jack [Butland]", Southgate confirmed when asked which players could be promoted for Tuesday's clash with Brazil.

"I just tried to soak it all in and I am really pleased with it". I love football. I love playing football and that drives me to be the best player I can be. So we came to an agreement.