England and Chelsea star rejects comparisons to Dele Alli

Southgate singles out pair for praise after England draw

The 21-year-old, who is now on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, produced a confident and assured performance against the reigning world champions.

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

"I think they can withstand losing a couple of players if we get injuries - it is not all resting on one person, which is important but also exciting as well".

England begin their build-up to the 2018 World Cup tonight when they lock horns with old rivals Germany in an global friendly, live on ITV 1 at 8pm. "There's a chance, but I have to keep learning and keep getting better".

"I think it took 10 minutes for him to look around and think "I can do this".

The 21-year-old, deployed in an advanced midfield role, was outstanding for Gareth Southgate's side in the goalless draw at Wembley and completed the full game.

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On Loftus-Cheek specifically, Southgate added: "He did everything I know he can do". Ruben Loftus-Cheek is just in-front of the duo, while Tammy Abraham and Jamie Vardy lead the line.

'I don't think the wider public may be as aware of him - you would have to follow very closely - but we believe in him and believe in the others we played'. "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".

It was an entertaining draw between England's most inexperienced side since 1980 and the reigning world champions.

The Three Lions remain unbeaten at Wembley under Southgate, keeping five clean sheets in seven games.

"I think we have to be courageous and put some of these boys in because we think they're capable".

"To go to the World Cup?".

"I wouldn't to just keep him bubbling, keep him wanting more and then play him in the last half-hour when the game opens up".

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