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England Euro Squad: Lingard, Greenwood axed, TAA, Hendo, Maguire in

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The England national team squad for Euro 2020 was finally announced by Gareth Southgate just before the deadline. Controversial decisions are always there on the cards when it comes to The Three Lions squad selection for such a major tournament.

England has such a talented pool of players that it is always difficult for the managers to pick a few out of them. The 26 man squad announced by Gareth Southgate saw Jessi Lingard missing out of the team. This remains to be one of the major talking points as the Manchester United midfielder enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Ham in the Premier League this season.

In an Interview for the England Euro 2020 squad with Sky Sports Southgate said

“For me personally, it was very difficult to speak to Jesse, who has given so much to England. He has performed so well for England over a long period of time.”

Despite Lingard being left out of the England 26 man squad for Euro 2020, he was in the starting 11 against Austria. While the other major player missing out in the final 26 was Mason Greenwood. The Red Devils forward had already withdrawn his name for Euro 2020 before the final squad announcement due to underlying injury concerns.

TAA, Hendo, and Maguire all made the cut for the England Euro 2020 Squad

Despite injury concerns for Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire, They were named in the final squad. The England boss Southgate when questioned about the same he replied

“In Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire we’ve got a couple of players who are not where they’d be ideally in terms of their physical preparation, but we think the experience they have and the fact we think we can get them to a point where they can have an involvement in the tournament, it’s worth taking them.”

One of the major talking points with Southgate has always been the inclusion of Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Liverpool right back’s poison in the final squad was in doubt over the past few weeks. However, Southgate after announcing the inclusion of Alexander-Arnold in the finals squad said

“I felt there were stories that ran that were so far off the truth. I would never normally speak to a player because I read a lot of stories about myself that are not true”. In addition to that, he also said “I see good footballers” suggesting that Trent can play as a midfielder as well.

It will be fascinating to see England performing with such a talented squad in the Euro 2020. The journey looks all set for England ahead of the Euro 2020 as they go into the tournament to be one of the favourites to win it.

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