Ex England star, Shaun Wright-Phillips has come out to say that Gareth Southgate’s squad selection for Euro 2020 is confusing. He recently revealed that seeing the squad with four right-backs in it was quite strange.
According to him, even if he understands why Southgate might’ve made that decision, he still feels players like Ward-Prowse and Jesse deserved a spot to make the squad more balanced.
Philips added that he’ll pick Chilwell ahead of Shaw for the left-back position because he is the better all-round player.
His words, “When I saw the squad with four right-backs it was quite confusing to be honest,”
“I can understand why he’s doing it but at the same time I feel people like Ward-Prowse and Jesse deserved a place to balance out the squad.”
“I’m obviously not the person to make that decision but that was the only surprise to me. I think what’s amazing about this team, especially across the front five or six, they can all have an impact off the bench, so I feel like there will be a bit of rotation. I think Southgate’s got a nice problem on his hands.”
On the left back position, “I think the way Chilly [Ben Chilwell] defends, he stands up, very rarely takes chances,”
“He would be a harder match.”
“Luke Shaw I would prefer to play against. I think he does fall asleep sometimes and lose his position and when he does venture forward he doesn’t have the same qualities as Chilly does.”
“Chilly plays more like a defensive winger, whereas I think Shaw’s just a defender that can go forward. But I’d rather play against Luke Shaw.”
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