Ben White will be replacing the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 26-man England squad for Euro 2020. After ruling out TAA from Euro 2020 due to a thigh injury in the friendly win over Austria England boss has decided to add some depth in the defending aspect of the game.
According to reports from Sky Sports, Ben White is all set to begin his first-ever European campaign with the England national team. Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett said
“It’s huge news for Ben White having only been called up to be part of the standby list in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad”. He also further added talking about White playing in the holding midfield role against Austria for 20 minutes. While England’s injury worries now revolve around Harry Maguire at centre-back and Jordan Henderson. As Ben white can play as a centre back as well as in the holding midfielder role he looks to be the perfect fit for Gareth Southgate.
The Three Lion’s boss also had Ben Godfrey, Aaron Ramsdale and Ollie Watkins to choose from, but all of them have now left the camp and returned home.
How England Squad looks like after inclusion of Ben White
England boss Gareth Southgate has finally now decided upon his final squad for Euro 2020 campaign. After the inclusion of Ben White, the defence line looks solid for the Three Lions. White played 36 times for Brighton in the Premier League during the 2020/21 season. Moreover, the 23-year-old defender is being given a nod ahead of Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse, both of whom also displayed an impressive performance in the domestic league.
Here is the revised squad for England for the upcoming Euro 2020 after Ben White inclusion.
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton).
Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea). Conor Coady (Wolves). Reece James (Chelsea). Harry Maguire (Manchester United). Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa). Luke Shaw (Manchester United). John Stones (Manchester City). Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Brighton).
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund). Jordan Henderson (Liverpool). Mason Mount (Chelsea). Kalvin Phillips (Leeds). Declan Rice (West Ham).
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
While Jordan Henderson took part against Romania for 45 minutes, Maguire is yet to kick a ball. It will be interesting to see how England could line up in their first match in Euro 2020 against Croatia on June 13.