Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Ryan Giggs' Views On Ruben Loftus-Cheek Has Confused Everyone

Ryan Giggs' Views On Ruben Loftus-Cheek Has Confused Everyone

The England midfield has often been accused of lacking the creativity to unlock the opposition but with fitness concerns over Jack Wilshere and his failure to secure a regular place in the Arsenal team, Southgate could have finally found the answer to that problem.

"(On Friday night) we had to be tactically right with and without the ball.

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

Loftus-Cheek is clearly enjoying a new lease of life following his season-long loan move to Crystal Palace and believes the best is yet to come. He's a good boy and he still has a lot to work on, like all of us.

"And when you see his physical size, you think you'll also see a certain type of player. I've seen him and he's better than Bakayoko for me".

"I think they experience some of that with their clubs as well and (against Germany) a very young team - I think in the end, by the time we made the changes, five debutants - really took those things on board well".

"There's so much more to come from him but there's no point getting too carried away at this point".

England are next in action against Brazil in another Wembley friendly on Tuesday night. "Then we'll have a look and just assess what is required".

"I think we need the stability of the three behind that at the moment, but also all of those guys at the back use the ball well".

Angus Gunn, on loan at Norwich from Manchester City, will join up with the seniors and Southgate will decide what other England Under-21 members will follow, plus whether Phil Jones should be risked after limping off in the first half. I think it's a bit of a no-brainer.

"At the start of the season it was hard for us (to get going as a pair), but having Christian back will be a bonus for us", he said.

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