Alan Shearer has named the starting 11 he wants to see selected for England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia – and he’s left out Jack Grealish and Jordan Henderson.
England kick off their campaign against Croatia on June 13 in a rematch of that dramatic World Cup semi-final back in 2018.
While most of the squad picks itself, there are still a few selection headaches for Gareth Southgate and football fans across the country have been having their say.
England and NUFC legend Shearer has spoken to Coral to discuss who he would pick ahead of this summer’s festival of football:
(4-1-2-3): Pope – Alexander-Arnold, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell – Rice – Mount, Foden – Rashford, Kane, Sterling.
Both Grealish and Henderson are currently injured but would be high profile omissions should they find themselves on the bench – or out the squad altogether – come June 13.
Ben Chilwell at left back is a big shout considering the resurgent form of Luke Shaw would have most people picking the Man Utd man ahead of his Chelsea counterpart.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has just missed out on Southgate’s latest squad and has had a poor season by his standards, but there is no denying the ability of the Liverpool full-back, who would get in my England team also.
Overall, a solid side by Shearer but there will always be room for debate when picking the Three Lions side is concerned.
How would you like to see us line up this summer?