Football Soccer - Germany v England - International Friendly - Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund, Germany - 22/3/17 England's Adam Lallana in action. (Reuters / Carl Recine)
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Lukas Podolski's spectacular strike downed England to a 1-0 defeat at Germany.Lallana showed again why he is vital if England want to succeed.Lallana created the most 'crucial chances' (three) for England.Just like with Liverpool, Lallana excelled without the ball against Germany. It wasn't only Lallana who performed for England but also his partner up the pitch Dele Alli.This was a weakened England team who were missing the likes of Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, and captain Wayne Rooney through injury.Raheem Sterling's pace is something England can do with but it's difficult seeing him starting ahead of Alli and Lallana. Kane will definitely move back into the England team when fit and could provide the clinical-edge England need. Lallana who has scored three goals in his last four appearances for England should be the first name on Southgate's team as England look for success in the World Cup qualifiers and the World Cup in 2018 .
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