Reece James ‘devastated’ after World Cup exclusion.
The defender’s World Cup dream seems to be over after Gareth Southgate didn’t include the right-back in his final squad.
He was sidelined with a knee injury he picked up in October against AC Milan in the Champions League.
The 22-year-old Chelsea defender who has 15 caps for England was devastated to not get included in the 26-man squad which will be announced on Thursday.
This puts Gareth Southgate with a rather depleted squad just before the World Cup commences next week.
— Reece James (@ReeceJames) November 9, 2022
“The minute I injured my knee, I knew the turn around to make the World Cup would be tight, but I always felt it was possible,” James said.
“I’ve worked harder than I ever thought I could to give myself the best chance of going and I truly believed I could help the team.
“I appreciate there was risk on both sides but it was one I was willing to take. Good luck to the boys. I’ll be back soon. Stay safe and sending love.”