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How can England team look like in Euro 2021?

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As known, UEFA has decided to postpone Euro 2020 until next year beacuse of rapidly spreading coronavirus.

This means that England team’s head coach Gareth Southgate will have an extra 12 months to make his choices before announcing his squad for the tournament, as he has a number of options.

Here is how the England squad could look like in Euro 2021.

Goalkeepers

Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Pickford has long been England’s first-choice goalkeeper and seems to be in a little danger of losing his place, due to making several mistakes this season.

Dean Henderson (Sheffield United – on loan from Manchester United )

Henderson has rarely made errors for Sheffield this season and has made a number of big saves, however it’s still unclear where he will be playing next season and another successful season could a serious claim for playing for the Three Lions.

Nick Pope (Burnley)

Nick Pope has been a reliable figure in goal for Burnley and could just edge out Tom Heaton.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Alexander-Arnold is already considered as one of the best full-backs in Europe after two incredible seasons for the Reds which could make him valuable attacking outlet for Southgate and he appears to be in pole position for the starting right-back job.

Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)

Trippier has enjoyed quite good first season in Madrid after his move last summer and would add experience to Southgate’s squad, however, he is likely to face tough competition from Red Devils’ Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

The 27-year-old has had a solid first season at Old Trafford following his £80million move from Leicester and he was an important member of Southgate’s 2018 World Cup squad and is likely to play another key role next year.

Joe Gomez (Liverpool)

Gomez has earned his starting place back at Liverpool after several injuries is currently the most likely candidate to start alongside Maguire in the heart of the defence.

John Stones (Manchester City)

Stones has had a quite tough season with form and injuries, but is highly rated by Southgate.

Ho could have missed out if the tournament went ahead this summer as planned, but the delay gives him another year to get back to full fitness and his best form.

Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa)

The 27-year-old centre-back has been Aston Villa’s best player this campaign and made his international debut during the 6-0 win over Bulgaria in October, with playing 90 minutes against Kosovo as well.

Ben Chilwell (Leicester)

Chilwell did not feature in World Cup 2018 two-years ago but has become Southgate’s preferred choice at left-back and is likely to be the starter at the Euros.

Bukayo Saka ( Arsenal )

Saka has frequently impressed when required to fill in at left-back for Arsenal this season and has big chances to be in the England squad for the Euro 2021.

Midfielders

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)

The Liverpool captain has had an incredible campaign and is already an important member of Southgate’s squad, providing valuable experience and leadership to the midfield.

James Maddison (Leicester City)

The 23-year-old has impressed once again for the Foxes this season to help put Brendan Rodgers’ side on course to qualify for the Champions League and earned his one and only cap against Montenegro in November.

Harry Winks ( Tottenham )

Winks has become an important player for Jose Mourinho in recent weeks and his quality on the ball alongside his accurate short passing fits Southgate’s style of play well and could be enough to see him claim the holding role.

Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Foden was given plenty of opportunities this season for and has not disappointed, and more first-team minutes next season can give a good chance to play his way into Southgate’s plans.

Dele Alli (Tottenham)

Spurs playmaker has struggled to rediscover the excellent form he showed a few years ago, but has showed signs of improvement under Mourinho, and another full season under the Spurs boss could see him included in Southgate’s squad.

Declan Rice ( West Ham )

There is an opportunity for Rice to earn a place as the defensive enforcer, as Southgate has no shortage of attacking midfielders at his disposal.

The 21-year-old has become an important player in the heart of the West Ham midfield and featured six times in England’s qualifying campaign.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool)

Oxlade-Chamberlain has established himself as a key part of Klopp’s Liverpool side again after recovering from his terrible injury record, and he could also be favoured to start for England next to club teammate Henderson next summer.

Forwards

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

The England captain was initially in doubt for the Euros after undergoing surgery on a hamstring problem in January, however the delay gives the forward plenty of time to make a full recovery.

Kane is the most prolific goalscorer available to Southgate, he is guaranteed to be one of the first names on the team-sheet next summer.

Tammy Abraham ( Chelsea )

Abraham is one of a number of young players who has impressed at Chelsea under Frank Lampard, with 13 goals in 25 Premier League games this season before his recent injury struggles.

Another sensational campaign next season should see the 22-year-old earn a place in the 23-man squad as Kane’s back-up.

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Sancho is widely considered one of the brightest young talents in Europe and is believed to make a big-money move this summer after another excellent campaign in Germany.

The Borussia Dortmund winger is already a regular in Southgate’s squad, with 11 caps to his name, and is a good candidate to start alongside Kane and Sterling.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Sterling was one of England’s best players during qualification, scoring eight times in seven games, and is sure to be one of the key players in Southgate’s plans for next summer.

Sterling has also been in excellent form for the Citizens this season – with 20 goals in all competitions.

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Rashford had been the star man for Solskjaer’s side before seeing the rest of his season put in doubt by a back injury.

The 22-year-old looks almost certain to feature at next year’s tournament, with adding regular goals to his game – 19 in 31 games this season.

Source- Mirror

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