Conor Gallagher surprised by World Cup inclusion

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has admitted that he did not expect to make England’s final World Cup squad.

The 22-year-old made his England debut last year as a reward for his excellent form on loan with Crystal Palace but has not played as consistently following his return to Chelsea, where just eight of his 18 appearances have come as a starter.

Nevertheless, Gallagher made Gareth Southgate’s final cut and he could hardly hide both his excitement and his surprise towards the decision.

“To be honest, I didn’t expect it,” Gallagher said of his call-up. “I don’t know about…


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