Ruben Loftus-Cheek "really happy" with England debut

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Loftus-Cheek was sent out on a season-long loan to fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace in order to give the 21-year-old some much needed first-team experience.

After watching the France global in action against Manchester United last week, however, and seeing how Loftus-Cheek played against Germany, Wright was left at a loss to explain the reasoning behind Chelsea's summer business.

Loftus-Cheek is expected to make his senior England debut in Friday night's friendly with Germany at Wembley Stadium. Against a well-oiled machine, they will have periods in the game where they control possession but I didn't think they hurt us. "It was a really tactical game".

"The manager has said do your best. I was with him for almost three years in the Under-21s, so it wasn't too much of a new thing coming here", a visibly exhilarated Loftus-Cheek stated.

Now the Lewisham-born star hopes an impressive campaign for Palace will earn him a spot in the squad for next year's world showpiece.

Dier was one of three Spurs players in Gareth Southgate's starting line-up, alongside defensive duo, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier - as the Three Lions gave a good account of themselves as preparations step up ahead of next summers FIFA World Cup Finals in Russian Federation.

Southgate added: "He did everything I know he can do". He will gain huge confidence from his display.

The Chelsea player, now on loan at fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace continued: "It could have been better, if we had won it would have been better. He's an exciting player and he's one who might have gone under the radar a bit for the wider public until now".

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