Raheem Sterling has been England’s top player, and Harry Kane is back among the goals with the Golden Boot in sight.
Two-thirds of England’s three-pronged attack that will be tasked with defeating Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley on Wednesday seemed well defined, but what about third and last place ?
Mason Mount, Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho have all been deployed on offense so far this tournament – but with Gareth Southgate notoriously keeping the nation guessing with his rosters, don’t put him beyond The English coach will create another surprise.
Ahead of England’s attempt to reach a first major tournament final in 55 years, Sky Sports Football’s writing team are examining the options available to Southgate ahead of the showdown with Denmark.
Rob Dorsett: Southgate will likely resist the grealish clamor
Discussions over the selection of the England squad have never been as lukewarm as they are now, with so many solid ‘alike’ options on the substitutes’ bench.
How many English fans would have very strong objections if it was Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden or Marcus Rashford starting from a wide attacking position on Wednesday, for example? You could argue that neither of these players weakens the whole squad.
Raheem Sterling and Sancho have regularly traded wings at the Stadio Olimpico, and we saw Kalvin Phillips at various points throughout the tournament being allowed to wander further from his midfielder role, as he did by winning an assist for Sterling’s first goal of the tournament against Croatia.
Saka, used by Arsenal in any position on the left flank, started on the right wing for England against Germany, and at one point in the second half found himself in the .. .
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