Gareth Southgate does not underestimate the match between England and the Albanian representative for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that will be played on Sunday at Air Albania Stadium.
The coach of the Three Lions has decided to throw the heavy arsenal on the field of play in this confrontation with the red and blacks of Edy Reja. Thus Southgate is expected to activate in the first minute players such as Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice who didn't play in the challenge with San Marino that England won 5-0.
But for this challenge with the Albanian National Team, Southgate will not have available Marcus Rashford who has left the collection returning to his club due to a leg injury.
Meanwhile, in terms of the goal, the England coach has confirmed Nick Pope in the lineup with the Burnley goalkeeper who will be the starter in Wednesday's challenge with Poland.
In the challenge with San Marino in England, names such as Jesse Lingard, Domicin Calvert Lewin or Jude Bellingham stood out, but Southgate in the challenge with the Albanian National Team will trust the most expert footballers as it seeks to take full control in Group I of the qualifiers.