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Friday 20 September 2019

Southgate welcomes selection headache

BULGARIA TEST: England boss Southgate and striker Rashford. Pic: PA
BULGARIA TEST: England boss Southgate and striker Rashford. Pic: PA

Gareth Southgate says having a selection headache is a nice thing for him as England manager.

Ahead of today's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria, Southgate would not give too much away about his starting XI as he sat alongside Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.

He said: "The competition for places is a great thing for us. As a coach, that's an enjoyable problem to have."

On Rashford, Southgate added: "In terms of England, he's been a really consistent performer for us. It's great to see him have additional responsibility at United."

On England's chances of qualifying for Euro 2020, Southgate stressed that it would be a tough battle.

He added: "I think there are a number of teams who equally on their day - as was proved in the summer - are able to beat us as well."

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