Let us hope that the Euro takes place this year…In case it does, do you think that any of our English players would make it on Southgate’s team?
Rob Holding – CB –
The competition there includes Stones, Gomes, Maguire, Dier, Mings, Coady, Keane and eventually K. Walker. That is a lot of players but Holding is in form. Does Southgate rate him? Not sure…
Assessment – Probably in the reserve team but will not go to the Euro
AMN – Wing Back
The competition there includes Trent-Arnold, Walker, Trippier, Bissaka, Reece James, Chilwell, Luke Shaw and Saka too.
I think on the right side of the pitch, it is almost impossible. On the left side, there might be a place to take as Shaw is not guaranteed a spot whereas Chilwell is. Now, Southgate may decide to only take 7 defenders in total and to bank on Saka as a player that can play in this position as well…
Assessment – Will miss out the team and the reserve team too. Will not go to the Euro.
Saka – FW/Wingback
The wingback competition was listed above and up front, there is Sterling, Sancho, Greenwood, Rashford, Hudson-Odoi and you can include Grealish and Foden to the list too..So very touch indeed.
I think Saka’s card to play is that he can play on both sides and as a wingback and as a forward. So his versatility will be well appreciated by Southgate in the end. As Southgate will need to accommodate his attacking talent and I think he will take less defenders…
Assessment – Will go to the Euro if he stays fit.
So what’s your take on our players’ chances to join England at the Euro?
Here is my predicted group for England, barring injuries:
Henderson, Pickford, Pope
Bissaka, Trent-Arnold, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Mings, Chilwell, Saka
Rice, Dier, Henderson, Mount
Sterling, Sancho, Grealish, Maddison or Foden
Kane, Rashford, Greenwood, Lewin