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Gareth Southgate has made nine changes to the England side that lost 2-1 to Spain on Saturday night for tonight's friendly against Switzerland at the King Power stadium.

"It's not my business to interfere with club managers, they have a hard job to do and they have big squads at the top six, huge competition for places, so Jose thinks the world of Marcus", Southgate said.

Taking the opportunity to rotate his squad and rest a number of their World Cup stars, Southgate gave caps to a number of fringe players including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek & James Tarkowski. He's had three days of little training.

"Before I got in, the players were trying to sort things out", revealed Southgate.

"I was at Manchester City against Huddersfield and you think: 'Well, OK, it is a game where Foden will play.' But actually, if I am Pep, I have other players, senior players, who I have to get up to speed because they haven't had many match minutes". "In the end, we are over the moon to keep a clean sheet and get back to winning ways".

Gary Neville has admitted that he is concerned for Harry Kane's welfare amid fears that the Spurs and England striker is suffering from burnout.

Despite the injury, Alli managed to play all 90 minutes against Spain at the weekend but Southgate is not willing to risk him in the friendly against Switzerland. I think they might, at the beginning, let Tottenham come at them a little bit, give them a bit of respect, which is right because Tottenham's home record was great previous year. Playing him for 30 minutes was no big issue.

Kane is among the top strikers in the world, Rashford has plenty of potential but features mainly as a substitute for Manchester United, while Welbeck has a strong worldwide record but plays a bit-part at Arsenal.

Speaking after the game, Southgate said: 'I think he's going to get matches at his club. "For me, I was delighted because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period anyway". Television footage of the players walking out onto the pitch was broadcast in black and white for 25 seconds to mark the 25th anniversary of the anti-racism campaign Kick It Out.

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