GARETH SOUTHGATE revealed his frustration that Yunus Musah will line up for the USA tonight.
The Valencia midfielder, who featured for England at 4 youth age teams and was under-18s captain, switched allegiances in March 2021.
Southgate tried to steer Musah to commit however the 19-year-old, who speaks with a Cockney accent, has now performed 20 occasions for the States.
Requested about tonight’s opponents, the Three Lions supervisor mentioned: “Firstly, they’re very proactive on recruitment.
“They took considered one of ours which we weren’t very glad about however truthful play.
“Yunus was in our Beneath-19s after which we went into lockdown.
“He was a participant at that stage I had not had a variety of contact with and the choice was made earlier than I had the prospect to get to know him properly.”
Explaining his determination Musah, who was as soon as described as an “American Paul Pogba” by Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper, mentioned: “I loved my time with England, the coaches and the gamers, it was wonderful.
“However there got here a time the place I used to be taking part in first workforce at Valencia and the US coaches have been speaking to me loads in regards to the initiatives they’d and I felt that I’d play a component in it.
“We have now a fantastic workforce within the US and the venture may very well be one thing massive.”