Le Tissier fires out anti-Solanke tweet during England debut

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Instead of congratulating Dominic Solanke on making his England debut last night, Matt Le Tissier questioned whether he should be in the squad at all.

Gareth Southgate chose a young, experimental group for the 0-0 draws with Germany and Brazil, which also included Joe Gomez – with Liverpool regulars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge dropped.

Solanke came off the bench against Brazil last night and did pretty well, providing dynamism and work-rate up top.

But Le Tiss wasn’t impressed.

In fairness, it does somewhat diminish the prestige of an England cap when a striker without a Premier League goal or a start gets one.

But from a former player, this isn’t especially helpful, and we’d be very surprised if he’d have said this about a Southampton forward.

We just hope Solanke can prove him wrong long-term and go on to become a Liverpool and England regular.

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