Gary Cahill will captain England against Germany in Dortmund
The Chelsea defender will win his 53rd cap in Dortmund and will lead the team despite being suspended for Sunday’s qualifier against Lithuania.
Cahill has impressed for Chelsea this season as they charge towards the title.
Gary Cahill has captained Chelsea in the absence of John Terry this season
Antonio Conte's crazy celebration after Gary Cahill's winner against Stoke
Sat, March 18, 2017
Antonio Conte went a little bit mad after Gary Cahill's winner against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium, and the home side won't be too pleased with the Chelsea manager
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte got pretty excited about Gary Cahill's late winner
"He's in very good form, he's one of the players in the side who knows what's needed to win,” Southgate said.
"He's grown in stature this season, in confidence, in the way he's using the ball, showing real composure in his play.
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"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."
Gareth Southgate has picked Gary Cahill as his captain for tomorrow night
Cahill, who also led England in their dramatic 3-2 win away to Germany a year ago, said it was a "huge honour" to do so again.
The Chelsea man also revealed the fact former England centre-back Southgate had first-hand experience of the pressures of playing for the national team would benefit the team.
"As a player he knows what it's like to play for England, to be in our shoes, to have the pressures, to go to tournaments," he said.