Emile Smith Rowe trains with England squad at St George’s Park after his late call-up, with boss Gareth Southgate spotted talking to underperforming captain Harry Kane ahead of World Cup qualifiers
- England trained on Tuesday ahead of their two upcoming World Cup qualifiers
- Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe was on the pitch after his first senior call-up
- Gareth Southgate was also seen talking to his struggling skipper Harry Kane
- The Three Lions will play Albania on Friday and travel to San Marino next week
Emile Smith Rowe trained with his England team-mates after his first call-up as a senior as Gareth Southgate’s men began preparing for their two World Cup qualifiers.
The Three Lions know that victories over Albania at Wembley on Friday and away at San Marino next Monday will guarantee them a place in Qatar next year, with Poland three points behind them in their qualifying group.
Ahead of the two games, the squad trained at St George’s Park on Tuesday morning and Arsenal star Smith Rowe – who was called up after Marcus Rashford and James Ward Prowse withdrew – took part as manager Gareth Southgate looked on.
Gareth Southgate eyed Emile Smith Rowe at England training today
The England boss was spotted talking to Captain Harry Kane in St George’s Park
Among those training sessions were Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Liverpool pair Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roma’s Tammy Abraham.
The England boss was also spotted talking to captain Harry Kane, who had a rocky start to the season at Tottenham.
Kane, last season’s Golden Boot winner in the Premier League with 23 goals and 14 assists, has scored just once in the league this season as Spurs struggled to attack under Nuno Espirito Santo.
But now that Antonio Conte has replaced Nuno, Southgate told reporters last week that he believes the Italian’s arrival will provoke a reaction from Kane.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka (left) and Roma’s Tammy Abraham (right) pose for a photo on Tuesday
Liverpool pair Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold also took part in today’s session
Manchester City star Phil Foden with the ball as Chelsea defender Reece James looks on
“Now there is a change of manager, I think there is a fresh start for him. I think that will be a good incentive. I’m sure it’s all been a difficult experience,” Southgate told reporters.
“He got, understandably, a negative reaction from some fans there. He has faced many unintended consequences from the potential move over the summer.
“Antonio coming in is probably a good thing from Harry’s personal point of view. Knowing Antonio like me, an excellent coach and a very good man, I am sure he will get a response and a response from Harry very soon.”
Raheem Sterling receives the ball in training with left defender Tyrone Mings