Having said all of that, this England squad was further proof that any player has a chance of getting their chance in this current England set-up.
Ahead of the selection, few would have predicted Nathan Redmond would be part of the group this summer.
Yet, the Southampton man is deserving of his place. He has been impressive for Saints this season and shown significant improvement under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
His selection is proof that Southgate is willing to look throughout the league for his players. That will give the likes of Maddison, Wan-Bissaka, and others the hope that their chance will come at some point.