Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

England's worst ever players: Michael Ricketts, Scott Carson, Jon Flanagan and more

England's worst ever players: Michael Ricketts, Scott Carson, Jon Flanagan and more

Taking the opportunity to rotate his squad and rest a number of their World Cup stars, Southgate gave caps to a number of fringe players including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek & James Tarkowski.

Not surprisingly the upheaval resulted in what Danny Rose described as an "embarrassing" first-half display as the players struggled to find their rhythm. Clearly ill at ease with the ball at his feet, the Stoke man nearly passed the ball into his own net in the sixth minute and his under-hit pass to James Tarkowski seconds later culminated in Xherdan Shaqiri hitting the post for the visitors.

So, take a look at the slideshow above to see which players we feel were fortunate to wear the three lions as one of England's elite. "It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did".

The home truths exchanged in the dressing room at half-time resulted in a far shaper England performance in the second-half.

A more positive start to the second period for the hosts was rewarded with the only goal on 54 minutes when Kyle Walker's hanging cross to the back post was swept home by Rashford for his fifth worldwide goal.

The 20-year-old's two goals will put pressure on the injured Raheem Sterling, who was preferred by Southgate in the World Cup starting line-up but is without an worldwide goal in 26 matches.

Southgate said: "He has still played a lot of football, although maybe not the continuous starts, and I'm really pleased that he leaves us full of confidence".

Could Marcus Rashford be a Cristiano Ronaldo figure for England? "We think it is important to keep encouraging him to keep running in behind teams with the pace he's got as well".

Overall, however, Southgate said he was pleased with a victory obtained in hard circumstances.

Much of the talk in the aftermath of England's loss to Spain last Saturday focused on the lack of a world-class creative midfielder in the hosts' ranks, with Southgate opining afterwards that England have not produced such a player since Paul Gascoigne, who happened to be in attendance at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

15 November: friendly vs. "It was a tall order to ask them to go in and play against a really good side in Switzerland, who are an excellent team".

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