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Euros delay may be ideal for England's young guns... the incredible depth of talent means Gareth Southgate's starlets ...


He has faced the fallout of the Sam Allardyce affair, a Euro 2020 qualifying campaign pockmarked with incidents of racism and, more surprisingly, a canteen altercation between two players — Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez.


It will be interesting to see how Kane fares during his first full season under the increasingly erratic Jose Mourinho at Spurs, but whatever happens it would be extra-ordinary if one of the most gifted centre forwards in the world suddenly forgot how to score goals.


A season free of injury should accelerate Liverpool's Gomez toward genuine world-class status and secure his place alongside Maguire at the centre of the defence.


Expect further progress from Leicester duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, and Phil Foden now has the extra year he needs to make an impression.


He should aim high next season and Chelsea pair Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, along with Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton, will sink or swim when their club managers inevitably bring in competition for their places from abroad during the summer.


Undoubtedly, one or more of Southgate's players will suffer similarly as we emerge from the darkness of this wretched health crisis and into the light of another football season.






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