England stars shot gloriously again in the first training for the UEFA Nations League finals as 12 of Gareth Southgate & # 39; s squad report for the service
- England starts with the preparations for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals
- More than half of the men from Gareth Southgate are still gone with their respective clubs
- Players from Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool are preparing for European finals
- The English contingent of Man City has extra free time given their FA Cup victory
- Jadon Sancho is again absent with the Bundesliga season ending this weekend
The summer has finally arrived and it seems that the men from Gareth Southgate really enjoyed the glorious weather in their first training prior to the UEFA Nations League finals next month.
However, the English chef saw only 12 of his 27-person team walk through the doors in the training center of St George & # 39; s Park on Tuesday afternoon with some of his men who were allowed to join later dates.
Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson were all present for the session where they were put to the test while they enjoyed small practice games against each other.
England has started preparations for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals
West Ham & # 39; s Declan Rice sprinkles itself with water under sunny conditions during training
Leicester duo Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell (left) laugh as Gareth Southgate (R) looks further
Assistant manager Steve Holland (center) talks to the English team during training
THROUGH FOR THE FIRST TRAINING SESSION OF ENGLAND
Jack Butland (Stoke), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Spurs), Eric Dier (Spurs), Harry Kane (Spurs), Danny Rose (Spurs), Kieran Trippier (Spurs), Harry Winks (Spurs), Fabian Delph (Man City), Raheem Sterling (Man City), John Stones (Man City), Kyle Walker (Man City), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Southampton Nathan Redmond, who has an English cap to his name, also returned to the set-up after receiving a call-up from Southgate last week.
Three Lions captain Harry Kane was absent for the session with his Tottenham teammates as they all prepared for the Champions League final on June 1st.
The same applies to the three English players from Liverpool, with Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold all the way in Marbella, while the men of Jurgen Klopp enjoy a number of warm weather training sessions before they visit Spurs in the European flagship in Madrid.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley will be part of the Blues team until the conclusion of the Europa League final on May 29.
Players from England involved in the Europa League and Champions League finals will report on June 3.
For the English contingent of Manchester City, they will join their countrymen later this week after they have had the time to celebrate their FA Cup and Premier League successes.
Nathan Redmond is training with England as he looks forward to earning his second cap in next month's final
The Three Lions shone during a practice match on Tuesday afternoon
England's number 1, Jordan Pickford (L) and Maguire try to keep the ball off the ground during training
Southgate (right) talks to Holland (left) during the glorious conditions in St George's Park
The other absent is Jadon Sancho, who will return to England around the same time as the City players.
Sancho enjoyed a great season with Borussia Dortmund, with the Bunesliga season ending on Saturday.
England will try to lift their first game trophy since 1966, as they will conquer the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Nations League on June 6.
A win against the Dutch will bring England to the final, with Southgate & # 39; s men versus the winners of Portugal or Switzerland.