Tuchel: Gareth Southgate must be joking to call Chelsea player for England squad

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he’s surprised that Reece James has been included in the England squad by Gareth Southgate ahead of the international break.

James is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained against Manchester City on Saturday and missed Wednesday’s defeat to Juventus.

“When I saw it, I thought maybe Reece was in the England water polo team,” Tuchel said.

“Reece is training in the pool right now. I understood he was selected for the football team. This will not happen. My understanding is he will not go. It can only be a misunderstanding, nothing else.”

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