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​Southampton keeper McCarthy embraces possession style

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy sees no issues in England manager Gareth Southgate's possession style.

While McCarthy may not play that style at club level, he believes that he has the quality to shine as a keeper for the national team.

Southgate prioritises playing out from the back, with the manager expecting keepers to be comfortable with the ball as well.

"It's a part of my game where I feel comfortable," he said to the Daily Echo.

"Obviously a lot of managers now like the play to start from the back. It's an area that I've worked on in my game for a while now, so it'd be an area I'd be comfortable in doing.

"I think the way that football is going now, it's a massive part of the game so you'e got to be able to do that."

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