Gareth Southgate claims he has picked a 23 man squad to excite the nation in Russia. Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford certainly give England some confidence in
One of the highlights of the selection was the inclusion of Liverpool’s Alexander Arnold, aged 19 and played in a Champions League and now a World Cup. A scrutiny is that using Southgate’s methodically Ryan Sessegnon should have been included after being awarded Championship Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season. In addition, Newcastle’s Jojo Shelvey was excluded due to not fitting the style of play, and Southgate claims he has selected better midfielders, despite being in excellent form all season. A midfield with Wilshere, Shelvey and Sessegnon would have definitely given England fair, composure and passing credentials.
Now let’s look at who we have got;
Goalkeepers: Pickford, Butland, Pope
Defenders: Stones, Cahill, Jones, Maguire, Rose, Walker, Alexander Arnold, Trippier, Young
Midfielders: Henderson, Dier, Lingard, Ali, Loftus-Cheek, Delph
Strikers: Kane, Rashford, Welbeck, Vardy, Sterling
Our pick for England’s starting 11 is distinct as it includes a strong attacking force with the creativeness of Ali, the pace and skill of Rashford and Sterling with the finesse of Kane through the middle. When England attack Henderson and Dier can cover the two attacking
We choose Marcus Rashford…
He would pose a constant threat down the left channel linking well with Rose, whilst displaying confidence dribbling and finishing as we saw against Costa Rica – a game winner.
How far can England go?
I think it is fair to say that England will get through the group
COME ON ENGLAND!
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