England vs Brazil: Southgate speaks about Neymar's worth

England could stage mock penalty shootout before packed Wembley

England could stage mock penalty shootout before packed Wembley

Liverpool's Joe Gomez is set to be handed his first ever start for England's senior side against Brazil on Tuesday night, according to a report.

Rashford burst on to the scene with a brace for Manchester United against Midtjylland in the Europa League last year and has quickly established himself as a key part of the squad for both club and country.

Southgate says their emergence is creating "opportunities" rather than selection headaches and the England manager will not shy away from backing youth next summer. I am incredibly proud of what the players have done.

Would you like to see Neymar at Real in the future? Brazil controlled much of the match but England stood firm, although Fernandinho rattled the base of the post and Joe Hart blocked Paulinho's fierce strike.

"So they've had to show some resilience of their own".

"That's football and it only shows that many teams have improved and caught up with those at the top level", he said.

"He's a very exciting player, but grounded, wants to improve all the time".

With Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in a Brazil starting lineup packed with experience and quality, the match had the potential to be a torrid evening for England. "In the second half we created more space but unfortunately we couldn't score".

"If you're a manager and you worry about that it inhibits your decisions".

"It's not a win but it's a good performance".

Already without a number of regulars, Southgate saw Ruben Loftus-Cheek forced off in the first half with an apparent back injury.

"Maybe we haven't had that, but I think moving forward we will have and I think that will affect people's approach definitely".

"In terms of heart, resilience and spirit it was up there with anything I have been involved in", Southgate said.

"I like the way we played".

"David Wheater, I pulled him over the coals because he bowled off with Thierry Henry's shirt after a game. I love getting to play too, so when I play I try my best". "That gives us something to build on", Southgate told ITV Sport. "But (world champions) Germany, Spain and Argentina will also be among the top favourites and it will take a lot of hard work to capture the title".

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