Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has indicated that Chelsea defender Reece James is now pole place to start in the proper wing for the Three Lions in Euro 2020 after Trent Alexander-Arnold was dominated out due to injury.
Gareth Southgate particularly together with 4 right-backs in his Euros squad, Trent, James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.
Nevertheless, Alexander-Arnold picked up an injury in Wednesday night time’s friendly match against Austria that has dominated him out of the Euros, lowering the Southgate full-back’s choices to three.
Southgate is offering a fitness replace on the injured England duo
Southgate is probably going to make use of a system with wing backs taking part in a key function, and if he does, James may get the lead up entrance for Trippier, assuming Walker occupies the right-back center-back spot.
Hoddle has insisted that James’ versatility may assist Southgate’s considering course of when making his team selection.
“It relies upon on what form you will play.
“Reece James is an excellent winger, he has completed that for Chelsea this season.
“However he has additionally played as a right-handed center-back in full-back three. So he has these strings to his bow.
“I feel if Gareth had been going to play three, Trent Trent-Arnold would have been the selection of a winger as a result of he is been completely gorgeous going forward, I feel he is solely defensive the place there have been a number of of query marks on it. However he will be out, which is gloomy for him.
“In some methods, if you will get injured, get him within the fullback place as a result of they’ve 4. In the event you had that injury in a scenario the place you solely had two individuals and you did not have sufficient insurance coverage, that will be completely different.
“So in some methods Gareth’s been a bit fortunate there as a result of that may be a big headache. He has completed the proper factor in not bringing anybody in once more as a result of he has one other friendly to undergo and then can sum up the place he wants the power: whether or not he’s a midfielder, whether or not he’s one other defender; I feel he may give him an choice as a result of he is been ready, I feel he will see how Harry Maguire’s injury state of affairs is.
“As a result of day after day, you might have it [Jordan] Henderson too, he has some consundrums to work out and that is the place I feel he’ll play his late card.
“However I feel it will likely be one the place he thinks it will possibly cowl a number of areas.”
England will face Romania on Sunday of their last friendly match earlier than the event, and Southgate has confirmed that Jordan Henderson will take part to some extent as he returned from injury.