Gareth Southgate has reiterated that he will not be picking players just for the sake of giving them appearances.
He says that the England national team cap will be provided only for those who are extremely serious about it. The new England manager was responding to questions about the absence of Wilfried Zaha from the national team. The Crystal Palace winger has chosen to play for Ivory Coast despite having appeared for England in a few friendly matches during the 2012-13 seasons. He recently made his competitive debut for Ivory Coast in 2017 and has gone on to make seven appearances for the national team.