After the ignominious exit of newly appointed England gaffer Sam Allardyce, interim boss Gareth Southgate faces the challenge of winning over the fans and pundits alike, with the help of the youthful squad under him.
And there is no better way to start on this tough aspiration, than with a match against European minnows Malta in the World Cup qualifying Group F at Wembley on Saturday.
Southgate and England are expected to blow over their paltry opposition on Saturday and the coach can definitely afford giving a chance to some of the fringe players.
The mood in the English camp seems to be vibrant, evident from the fun the lads have with each other. In one such prank, young midfielder Dele Alli pulls off a brutal nutmeg, on his Tottenham teammate Eric Dier- the hilarious part being that Dier did not even notice it happening.
As Dier walks by, talking to Townsend, Alli drags the ball and nonchalantly flicks it through his legs.
Alli even poked fun at his teammate on Instagram, particularly at the fact that Dier did not even notice it happening. The midfielder wrote: “So clean he didn’t even realise 😂👀 @ericdier15 @england”
Check out the nutmeg below!