Gareth Southgate will have a selection dilemma if he is to receive two more players to the squad for the Euros
Euro 2020 – postponed to June 2021 – is on the horizon and England manager Gareth Southgate can have extra two players if he is allowed to have a 25-man squad.
It could be an added cushion to Southgate but he will have a selection dilemma to get those two players.
England’s current crop of players have been deemed by many as the golden generation and hence Southgate would find it difficult to get his selection right.
From goalkeepers to centre-forward each position is currently stacked and let’s take a look at the players who Southgate can prefer to have in his 25-man squad.
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was left out by Southgate for the international break, but the English right-back looks to have found his form back after a stellar performance in the win against Aston Villa. The 22-year-old can make a comeback to the Three Lions national team, with Kyle Walker and Reece James already making that right-back slot stronger.
Bukayo Saka, who has been a revelation for Arsenal, is a player whom Southgate admires a lot and the youngster’s versatility to play as a wing-back, full-back and winger would be an added advantage.
Three Lions are overflowing with midfielders and wingers like Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Declan Rice, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford. Leed United midfielder Kalvin Phillips and new-look Jesse Lingard can add more value to the squad.
Harry Kane will be the nominal striker and even in his absence, Southgate has plenty of options like Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to look into as all of them are currently in good nick in the Premier League.