World Cup 2022: Southgate biased, no better striker after Kane – Frank laments Toney’s snub

Brentford manager, Thomas Frank has expressed disappointment over Gareth Southgate’s decision to exclude Ivan Toney from England World Cup squad.

Southgate had on Tuesday released names of 26 players he is taking to the tournament with several star players missing out.

Tony was seen as the favourite to play a back No.9 for England captain, Harry Kane, having scored eight in 13 Premier League games.

But the position was handed to Newcastle’s in-form goalscorer Callum Wilson.

“I said [to Toney] these coaches, they don’t always take the best decisions, including myself,” Frank said in his press conference.

“So I am biased my way, Gareth is biased his way.

“You can’t find a better striker in form in the country after Harry Kane. It’s impossible.

“[Toney] has a strong mentality and he will move forward from this.”

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