Joe Hart asks Leigh Griffiths about his free-kick technique

The goals on Saturday were the first he'd conceded in qualifying, and we owe him for Slovenia (Hart made a superb save to preserve a draw). Oxlade-Chamberlain has tended to play in a wing-back role for the Gunners recently but favours a central midfield position and played for England there against Lithuania. "There is no real need for me to talk to them". I'll think about and analyze it afterward.

Hart, Southgate insisted, was still the established No1 but the manager has had time now to analyse the two free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths at Hampden on Saturday and, for all his diplomacy, it was noticeable he could not excuse England's goalkeeper of any blame.

While there is little to play for on Tuesday, both teams will be eager to shrug off their previous result with a win.

He said he had watched Hart in action for Torino last season and praised him for "some fantastic saves", adding: "I hope he'll be able to bounce back very quickly with a good Premier League club - he deserves it". I'll do anything for the cause but once the game's done sometimes you've got to say "well done" to someone and that's my personality, hate it or love it, that's who I am.

"We're seeing that not only in terms of responsibility but the way the group are prepared to contribute when we're discussing games, when we're reviewing games".

Heaton comes in to replace Joe Hart, whose omission was planned but comes at a time when the Manchester City outcast finds himself at a career crossroads.

Regardless of the players who take to the field on the night, this will be a major test for an England side still finding their feet under manager Gareth Southgate.

The England boss took the squad away with the Royal Marines in an unorthodox start to the worldwide break and, having boldly - if understandably - overlooked Wayne Rooney, handed Harry Kane the captaincy in Scotland.

Burnley's Tom Heaton will play the first half of the friendly in Paris, with Jack Butland of Stoke City playing the second. "It will be a tough game but one I'm definitely looking forward to and I'm sure the rest of the boys are as well".

They've got great players all the way through their squad. Coaching conversations with players have to remain private. Didier Deschamps has a vast pool of talent to choose from and we expect the side he picks to put in a much more purposeful showing this time around. Next season we don't know who will be playing at which club, who will be in form.

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