Agent claims Southgate went for some “safety” options in his England selection

Gareth Southgate recently revealed his England World Cup squad ahead of the tournament set to kick off in the coming weeks.

Southgate chose to go with some of the players he has relied on over the years, despite their possible poor form or lack of playing time. Harry Maguire, in particular, is a player who has struggled to play regularly for Manchester United this season, but has rarely been wrong about the England manager.

A couple of players who were overlooked abroad would be Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, with agent Rob Segal having given his thoughts on why he thinks Southgate have chosen to leave the Serie A duo at home.

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“My initial thoughts and I must emphasize that they are only initial, is that we still live in a world where what is out of sight is out of mind and that probably went against Tammy Abraham. Southgate has gone off with some safety shots,” Segal said, speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside.

It could be seen as riskier to call up players like Abraham and Tomori, who haven’t played as much for England over the years.

Tomori, for example, may be performing at a higher level than Maguire, but the latter played a pivotal role in helping England reach last year’s European Championship final.

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