After watching the France worldwide in action against Manchester United last week, however, and seeing how Loftus-Cheek played against Germany, Wright was left at a loss to explain the reasoning behind Chelsea's summer business.
But England also had some bright moments, with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek making an assured debut and Tammy Abraham desperately close to scoring with his first touch in senior worldwide football in the second minute.
The 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder, on loan at Crystal Palace, was one of five players to make their debut as England held the world champions to a 0-0 draw.
And he sparkled against the world champions on his global bow by putting in a display that earned him the man-of-the match award.
"I'm really not surprised because of what I saw before those boys came in and what I've seen in training". "It was a really tactical game".
He queried: "I watched Bakayoko the other day up front or playing further forward against Manchester United and he never done anything in that game that made me think that he's a better player than Loftus-Cheek". Gareth said to do my best like I normally do. "I've settled in really well and they gave me a platform to go out and play".
"To go to the World Cup? I have to keep learning and getting better and hopefully there's a chance to get on the plane".
"It took him 10 minutes to realise he's OK here".
The Chelsea player, now on loan at fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace continued: "It could have been better, if we had won it would have been better".