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England manager Gareth Southgate commended his three debutants after England's loss to Brazil


Gareth Southgate expressed his satisfaction with England's performance in the loss against Brazil and commended his three debutants, highlighting his strategic experimentation in preparation for Euro 2024.

The match at Wembley on Saturday resulted in the home team's first loss since their elimination from the World Cup by France over a year ago. Both teams were dealing with injuries.

England's aspirations of beginning the international year on a high note were dashed when the young prodigy, Endrick, entered the game as a substitute and clinched a last-minute 1-0 victory for Brazil.

In a historic moment at Wembley, the 17-year-old became the youngest man to score a senior international goal. Despite his side's 10-match unbeaten run ending, Southgate expressed overall satisfaction with the performance.

In Newcastle's recent match, Anthony Gordon had an impressive debut as he made his first start for the team. Additionally, Ezri Konsa was brought on as a substitute in the 20th minute due to an injury suffered by stand-in captain Kyle Walker.

In a tactical move, the Aston Villa defender took on the right-back role, while the 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo appeared off the bench with just 15 minutes remaining in the game.

The England manager expressed his satisfaction: "It is evident that there is a strong aversion to losing football matches. However, it is worth noting the abundance of commendable individual performances from players who have had limited opportunities to represent England."

However, the England manager suspects there may be more than meets the eye. This could result in his absence from Tuesday's friendly match against Belgium.

According to Southgate, Cole Palmer and Jordan Henderson are expected to be available for the upcoming game. However, it has been confirmed that captain Harry Kane will not be able to participate due to an ankle injury.

Henderson and Palmer completed their training session today, indicating they are in good condition.

Our more regular players performed exceptionally well.

"With just 15 minutes remaining, there was a sense of optimism. We had witnessed the introduction of several new players, dominated possession, and matched our opponents regarding goal-scoring opportunities."

"In the grand scheme of things, it all came down to a single moment, highlighting the unforgiving nature of football at this elite level." He said.

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