Gary Cahill has claimed he will consider his international future after seeing his place in the starting line-up taken by Harry Maguire.
The defender impressed during the World Cup, and it seems he will be keeping his place in the heart of defence for the foreseeable future – and Cahill thinks it might be time for him to consider hanging his boots up.
He said that in terms of the manager, he will speak to Southgate – and wants to make sure they’re on the same page.
He also added that giving everything for his club is the only way he knows, and that players are certainly tired and he’s ready to step up.
Standard Sport report he said: “It is a good conversation for me to have with the manager in the coming month or so.
“Any time I get an opportunity to play for England, I want to do that. I can finish my England career knowing that I have played every possible game I can play in the times I have been selected.
“I have never pulled out with any half injury or looked to put my club before my country. If I’m selected [to play against Belgium], I will go out there and give everything I’ve got.
“Watching the first half, I was thinking we were in total control and could only see one outcome but the game can always change.
“We expected them to tire more than they did. They had two games go into extra time before they faced us, but they seemed fit. It’s hard to take.”
It’s not only England who are looking to move forward – Gary Cahill’s club, Chelsea are also looking to make serious changes this summer, with the Blues letting manager Antoino Conte leave and waiting to appoint Maurizio Sarri, with new players set to come in as well.
In terms of his position at Chelsea, Cahill will be expecting to fight for a place in the side, and has plenty of experience with managers coming in and changing things around.