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

Chelsea midfielder told to expect battle for starting place

Loftus-Cheek was granted a season-long loan with Palace and has since been rewarded, having earned a call-up to the England squad after featuring in seven of the Eagles' 11 Premier League games this term.

"It was an interesting game", Southgate said.

"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".

Southgate said: "He has been able to battle through hard spells at Chelsea, training with senior players who recognise his talent so get into him in training".

"I like him, I am a big fan of his".

Of the youthful trio, it was Loftus-Cheek who stood out from the crowd, putting in a man of the match performance and earning the plaudits from numerous supporters.

"It's great that he's now playing regular football week in, week out at Crystal Palace".

"Right now I'm just going to focus on getting better, listen to Roy [Hodgson at Palace] and the coaches and senior players around me and try and develop into the best player I can be".

"He's a good player who we need, so who knows what we can do yet". Sometimes it's easy as a young player, when you get exposure, for things to change and it's hard to deal with.

"I think the players have taken those concepts on really well". There's been an energy about the group.

And Terry's main message to the Crystal Palace loan star seems to be: Don't get carried away.

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.

The Crystal Palace man was among the youthful contingent Gareth Southgate called upon for worldwide duty, with Liverpool's Joe Gomez and Swansea's Tammy Abraham also given the nod to join the senior Three Lions squad.

"We've got to be a team that are switched on because against the very best if you get the pressing wrong then they'll carve you apart". I like to think I'm a humble person.

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