Raheem Sterling has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad, despite his strong start to the season with Chelsea. Eddie Nketiah and Levi Colwill have received call-ups, while Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire have secured their places.
Sterling, who plays as a forward for Manchester City, has been in excellent form recently, scoring goals and providing assists for his team. However, Southgate has decided to exclude him from the national squad for upcoming matches.
On the other hand, Nketiah, who is a striker for Arsenal, and Colwill, a defender for Chelsea, have both been rewarded for their impressive performances. They will join the England squad and have the opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage.
Meanwhile, Henderson and Maguire have secured their places in the squad despite facing injury concerns. Henderson, the Liverpool midfielder, and Maguire, the Manchester United defender, have battled through their injuries and are now fit to represent their country.
Southgate’s decision to leave out Sterling may come as a surprise to some, considering his recent performances. However, the England manager has a plethora of talented players to choose from, making the competition for places in the squad extremely tough.
It remains to be seen how the England team will fare without Sterling, but Southgate’s choices reflect his belief in the abilities of Nketiah and Colwill. The upcoming matches will provide an opportunity for these young players to prove themselves at the international level.