How England Could Line Up At Euro 2020

Gareth Southgate has warned his players they need to raise the bar after their UEFA Nations League campaign ended. We've looked at who could make the squad for next summer's Euros.

England have had quite the resurgence under Gareth Southgate, reaching the semi finals of the World Cup last year and the UEFA Nations League this summer.

After finishing third on Sunday the manager has warned his players that they've got to get better, saying, "There now comes a point where, actually, we've got to demand more and we've got to find another edge. If people can't cope with it then they're not going to be able to cope with it under pressure.

"...I've got to make sure that I'm constantly raising the bar with this group and we don't accept any kind of sloppiness to creep in. I think the players want driving and they are starting to own a bit of that themselves which is really important.

"I think what we've got to do is keep driving, keep pushing the standards every day.

There has been criticism of some of the players and some still aren't getting regular first team football for their clubs so with some players likely to get the axe we've picked our squad for next summer:

Could this be England's squad next summer? Image: PA Images
Could this be England's squad next summer? Image: PA Images

The good news for Southgate, but less so me, is that there will be plenty of you ready to argue for the inclusion of someone or removal of someone else and that's because there's plenty of options.

First up the goalkeeper situation will need another option and for the sake of consistency Jack Butland seems the best chance, especially if the Stoke City keeper gets promoted.

In defence there admittedly isn't many options in the central regions but Harry Maguire, Joe Gomez and John Stones seem nailed on.

The full backs are trickier with both Danny Rose and Aaron Wan-Bissaka missing out on our squad, who could both easily be picked, Walker's ability to play in a back three and on the left certainly gets him the nod.

Wan-Bissaka would be unlucky to miss out. Image: PA Images
Wan-Bissaka would be unlucky to miss out. Image: PA Images

In midfield Fabian Delph's lack of football could cost him and Ruben Loftus-Cheek's injury could do the same, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain getting a full season behind him could return to the squad.

The attacking midfield role and forwards are the areas in which the Three Lions have the most depth.

Jesse Lingard is the most under fire of the squad picked after a poor end of season for Manchester United and a very average game against Switzerland.

James Maddison could cover a number of positions through the middle or out wide. Image: PA Images
James Maddison could cover a number of positions through the middle or out wide. Image: PA Images

Jack Grealish could yet force his way into the squad but James Maddison's year in the Premier League just puts him ahead, whilst Phil Foden will also be eyeing a spot.

Southgate could choose to take one less wide player and pick Callum Wilson as well as Marcus Rashford as back up to Harry Kane but if Callum Hudson-Odoi returns from injury and plays regularly for Chelsea he's got a great chance.

Who would be in your squad for Euro 2020?


Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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