Regular captain Wayne Rooney will be unavailable for England’s game against Germany on Wednesday night at the Signal Iduna Park.
Gary Cahill who will be making his 53rd cap for England on Wednesday will also lead the Three Lions in that match, and England manager Gareth Southgate has called him the perfect man to replace Wayne Rooney.
“He’s in very good form, he’s one of the players in the side who knows what’s needed to win,” Southgate said.
“He’s grown in stature this season, in confidence, in the way he’s using the ball, showing real composure in his play.
“His experience is sometimes overlooked, because he goes quietly about his job and gets on with it. It’s great for him to be able to captain the side tomorrow.”
Cahill also acknowledged the fact former England centre-back Southgate had first-hand experience of the pressures of playing for the national team, which would benefit the team.
“As a player he knows what it’s like to play for England, to be in our shoes, to have the pressures, to go to tournaments,” he said.
Ironically, Cahill also led England in their dramatic 3-2 win away to Germany a year ago.