England produced a pretty impressive performance last night as the Three Lions drew with Germany 0-0.
It was a pretty bright occasion under the arch at Wembley, as a patchwork England team more than held its own against the World Champions.
Of course, it is just a friendly and England are chief at flatterering to deceive but we should take some hope from a team bristling with energy and pace.
A few fringe players did themselves no harm with their performances either, and Gareth Southgate has an interesting time ahead of him as he looks to form his 23-man squad.
We thought we’d try and help him out here at Rush Football, then, and so, if you’re reading Mr. S, this is the squad you want to go for…
Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland.
Notable mentions who miss out: Tom Heaton, Fraser Forster
Phil Jones, John Stones, Harry Maguire, James Tarkowski, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Ryan Bertrand.
Notable mentions who miss out: Nathaniel Clyne, Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Michael Keane.
Dele Alli, Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Ashley Young, Harry Winks, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier.
Notable mentions who miss out: Jack Wilshere, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jonjo Shelvey, Ross Barkley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jake Livermore, Scott Sinclair.
Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Daniel Sturridge,
Notable mentions who miss out: Danny Ings, Andy Carroll, Tammy Abraham, Jermain Defoe, Danny Welbeck.
And the XI we’d go with is: