The former centre-back was impressed with the Three Lions’ display against Germany
By Jackson Cole – @jacksondhcole1
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Gary Pallister has said young England players should be given a chance to make a name for themselves on the international stage.
Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams ahead of England’s friendly against Brazil at Wembley, Pallister hinted their 0-0 draw against Germany showed some positive signs.
The Three Lions fielded an experimental line-up in Friday’s friendly which saw the likes of Tammy Abraham, Jordan Pickford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek handed their senior international debuts.
Pallister said: “I thought the team put up a good show against Germany.
“I was watching Loftus-Cheek play against Germany and you’d think he had played 20 or 30 games for England. That was a joy to behold and hopefully more players get the chance and we can go into this tournament feeling a bit better about our England team.
“We have been here before. We’ve had good youngsters coming through. We should let them develop, let them enjoy themselves and let them get used to enjoying international football.”
Pallister, who made 22 appearances for England, urged followers to remain cautious ahead of the Brazil game and their chances in next summer’s World Cup.
He added: “The Brazil game will be one that wets the appetite for them. This game always evokes great memories for us old players.
“It’s exciting but we should be a little bit cautious as well.”
“It’s a rollercoaster ride with expectation. We have been here so many times before with different generations. You don’t want to disappoint yourself by getting too excited.”