Loftus-Cheek is better than Bakayoko, says Wright

Ruben Loftus Cheek and Jordan Pickford were pleased after making their England debuts in a 0-0 draw against Germany

"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".

Asked if the assured debuts of Loftus-Cheek and now injured Winks made him feel more positive about his options, the England manager said: "Yeah, and I think the slightly different system opens up different possibilities".

The midfielder has been at Chelsea since he was a child, but has struggled to break into the first-team at Stamford Bridge, and is spending this season on loan at Crystal Palace.

"Have they kept him in his place?" Sometimes it's easy as a young player, when you get exposure, for things to change and it's hard to deal with.

Loftus-Cheek spoke after the game about how much he had learned from playing 90 minutes against Germany and commented on his chances of making it to the World Cup in Russian Federation next year.

The midfielder, however won't be getting carried away with all the attention being heaped upon him.

"I'm trying to focus on myself and not try to get too caught up in what the media and other people are saying".

But the player's dad was hardly surprised.

"John has been helping me a lot this season".

"I believe that if you do the right things, train well and eat well, your time will come", he said.

"He showed a great attitude, willing to get on the ball anywhere, with the confidence to do that and that's fantastic and great to see", he said.

Loftus-Cheek played only 29 minutes of Premier League football in last season's title winning campaign, making six appearances from the bench.

"I've just got to keep working hard, to keep pushing, stay fit, get as many games as I can and who knows what will happen".

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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