Southgate hits back at critics of his England side

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Gareth Southgate has hit back at critics of his England side.

The Three Lions were beaten 1-0 by Denmark in the Nations League on Wednesday.

"We gave another two 20-somethings their debuts against Denmark, alongside Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips, who has had four games in the Premier League – along with Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford up front," Southgate said.

"So I think we've been pretty bold in many of our decisions over a long period of time.

"I think we've been top scorers in the World Cup, we were top scorers in the Euro qualifiers and we've been to two semi‑finals.

"We've blooded any number of young players. I suppose I would point to that body of work but it's for others to have that opinion. I'm not really too concerned."