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Shearer: England creativity may not be seen until Foden, Mount

England legend Alan Shearer has questioned the creativity of Gareth Southgate's midfield.

Shearer wrote for the The Sun: "Gareth Southgate has two years to find the player who can produce that killer pass to unlock defences at Euro 2020.

"It is the England manager's number one priority because that is the main thing we are missing in order to compete properly for the big trophies.

"We saw against Croatia how that person still isn't showing himself. Jordan Henderson isn't that man and Ross Barkley still isn't doing enough to prove it can be him.

"Maybe it will be Phil Foden, who says he is targeting the next Euros.

"But the Manchester City midfielder isn't playing enough football and, until he does, he won't be in England's first team in such a vital position.

"Who knows, it might be Mason Mount or James Maddison — maybe we will soon find out."

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