Debuts For Abraham, Loftus-Cheek and Pickford

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The 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder, on loan at Crystal Palace, was one of five players to make their debut as England held the world champions to a 0-0 draw.

'In the qualification games tactically you have got very few questions to answer and you've got the same problem to solve, ' Southgate said.

Ian Wright disagreed and said: "I'd play him simply because he's not played a lot of football".

"The manager has said do your best". I had Gareth for three years in Under-21s, so it wasn't too much of a new thing coming here. "I've settled in really well and they gave me a platform to go out and play".

"To go to the World Cup - it's a long season and I still have to improve. There's a chance, but I have to keep learning and keep getting better". I think it took him 10 minutes to realise "I'm okay here, I can play".

The 21-year-old didn't look out of place on the global stage in his debut for England's senior side and delivered an accomplished display against the world champions as Gareth Southgate's No.10.

Chelsea's social media post about Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn't gone down well with their own fans. He's got so many good attributes, top attributes, and that's why we put him into the team.

Ruben did everything that I know he can. "But I'm really happy". "The best players are the best players because they have that hunger and desire to test themselves on the biggest of stages, and with that comes certain pressures and a huge challenge".

This, along with an excellent debut from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, was the highlight of a night of positives for Southgate.

Germany were without the star power of Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller, but still named a formidable side.

England have won six and lost none of their last seven games on home soil, however it's the Germans who have triumphed in the last three meetings at Wembley, including a 1-0 win four years ago.

"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".

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil lie in wait at Wembley on Tuesday, giving England another chance to hone the three-man back line against elite opposition.

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