Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Ruben Loftus Cheek showed England's senior midfielders how to do it Vs Germany

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Chances are, not too many England fans would have been too familiar with Ruben Loftus-Cheek before his Man of the Match performance against Germany on Friday night.

One performance for an injury-hit England side, though, has propelled his name into the conversation for a spot in the squad at next year's World Cup.

The 21-year-old is a decorated player all through the youth levels for England and was named Player of the Tournament at the Toulon Tournament when the Under-21s won the whole thing.

He's currently out on loan at Crystal Palace, but things haven't quite gone according to plan just yet. The playmaker is yet to be on the winning side for the Eagles this season, suffering eight losses.

However, he showed everyone what he could do at Wembley on Friday night and put in a mature display against the world champions.

Playing directly against Mesut Ozil, Loftus-Cheek looked very accomplished on his first full outing for England.

Loftus-Cheek had some special moments against the German's with some splendid skill and sublime passes to get the fans off their seats.

Take a look at the video below of his highlights to see how he dominated the German midfield:

Ian Wright proclaimed in the ITV studio that Loftus-Cheek was in fact better than the £35 million Tiemoue Bakayoko who arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer and implied that the Palace loanee should have been given a chance for the Blues.

As far as in England is concerned, Loftus-Cheek has done his chances of a place in the squad next summer no harm at all and he remained humble after the game.

England v Germany - International Friendly

"The manager has said do your best. I had Gareth in charge for nearly three years at the Under-21s and the boys have been great. I've settled in really well and they gave me a platform to go out and play.

"To go to the world cup it's a long season and I still have to improve. I have to keep learning and getting better and hopefully there's a chance to get on the plane."

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