England head coach, Gareth Southgate, has embraced the competition for places in his side and has admitted taking inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson as he attempts to get the most out of the likes of Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Sancho and Hudson-Odoi both featured in England's 5-0 win over
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"So it's not an issue to play them, and really we've found another player that we really liked (in Hudson-Odoi), but we weren't certain that he'd be able to adapt to this level, and we're a bit fortunate in finding him, in that we probably wouldn't have done that in this camp."
"We'd have given him a bit longer in the Under-21s. But already he's proved in (this) environment that he can more than cope."
Southgate has never hesitated in giving the youth a chance and has admitted taking inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson's treatment of Ryan Giggs.
"We've got to be thinking about all of that all of the time because it's very easy for them to enjoy these moments, and they've got to enjoy these moments, but equally, there's a good balance."
"I always think of Sir Alex with Ryan and how he did that so well. They had sustained success because of that.