Gareth Southgate warns England Under-21 star they must impress or risk being axed

17 May



“There’s ability there and we’ve got to create an environment to enjoy his football”


Gareth Southgate

“We are sort of rewarding his commitment to coming across from Ireland,” said Southgate, whose side play Portugal in their opening game on Thursday.

“There’s an opportunity there now. I’m aware that he’s not had as much game-time as he would ideally like coming into this.

“But there’s ability there and we’ve got to create an environment to enjoy his football.

“We can create an opportunity but it’s always about how they play and progress.”

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