Gary Cahill, who captained England to a 3-2 win over Germany a year ago, will again skipper his nation when the two sides meet on Wednesday night.
The player, who has also been wearing the Chelsea armband during our challenge for the Premier League title, will win his 53rd cap when England play the friendly in Dortmund and describes it as a huge honour to lead his nation again. He added:
‘Make no mistake about the opposition. It’s going to be fantastic for us to test ourselves against these players.
‘It’s a game we should be looking forward to. The team are looking to compete against top European players. It’s going to be a special occasion.’
England boss Gareth Southgate explained:
‘Gary’s in very good form, he’s one of the players in the side who knows what’s needed to win. 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.’
England follow the Germany game with a World Cup qualifier versus Lithuania at Wembley on Sunday.