Jadon Sancho praised the influence of Raheem Sterling on the youth of the England squad.

“His numbers are crazy this year, and he’s showing all the youngsters what it’s about. I’m just happy that I’m sharing a pitch with him," said Sancho.

The 24-year-old Sterling has the second-highest number of cap on the squad, highlighting the side's youth.

Gareth Southgate added that the emphasis on youth reflects wider English culture.

“I think young people in all walks of society have a little bit more belief. I think bosses in all industries are less draconian in the way they work, and I think that helps youngsters to come in and be more creative and believe they can make a difference. They don’t baulk at anything. I just think, generally speaking, given an opportunity, they’ll go and surprise people.”