See what Gareth Southgate had to say after naming Cole Palmer in his latest England squad

Cole Palmer
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England manager, Gareth Southgate has spoken glowingly of Cole Palmer after naming the Chelsea attacker in his latest Three Lions’ squad.

Palmer is one of three Chelsea stars that have been called up for England’s upcoming matches with Brazil and Belgium next week, with teammates, Conor Gallagher and Ben Chilwell also included.

The 21-year-old has been in great form for the Blues since joining from Manchester City last summer, and Southgate has now spoken of the reason he picked him for his squad.

Southgate told a press conference on Thursday (via England’s ‘X’ account): “You can see and have always been able to see the quality he has.

“The time we spent with the Under-21s last summer just watching the training sessions you could see what an outstanding technical finisher he was. Some players get chances and you expect them to score because their technique and feel for finishing is so strong, he has that.

“He’s shown great composure in some real pressure moments for his club.

“He’s adaptable. He can play two or three different positions, maybe more.

“He’s had an outstanding season and yet again is in on merit.”

The upcoming round of international games will be the last before Southgate names his squad for the 2024 European Championship, and we hope all three Chelsea men can impress the manager enough to book themselves a ticket to Germany.

Cole Palmer has done enough to impress Gareth Southgate within such a short time, and we can only hope he becomes a key player for the Three Lions.

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