John Barnes says Trent Alexander-Arnold not a ‘nice loss’ to England’s Euro 2020 squad and suggests alternative

John Barnes says Trent Alexander-Arnold not a ‘great loss’ to England’s Euro 2020 squad and suggests replacement

JOHN BARNES believes England’s unbelievable depth at right-back will considerably reduce the blow of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s harm.

Gareth Southgate is sweating over the Liverpool star’s health after he picked up a thigh downside towards Austria on Wednesday.


John Barnes has named is good alternative for Trent Alexander-Arnold[/caption]

If Alexander-Arnold doesn’t make Euro 2020, it’s unlikely that the Three Lions will name up a contemporary right-back with Reece James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier already within the squad.

Due to this fact ex-winger Barnes hopes England can shrug off any blow.

He instructed “I’ve by no means recognized such a zeal about one place on a soccer pitch earlier than Trent obtained injured – and you might say it’s most likely fortunate we already had three others within the squad!

“He’s one in all our greatest right-backs, however we’ve so many choices in that place, so it’s truly not an incredible loss to England.

“It’s clearly extraordinarily unhappy for Trent and I really feel for him – however we’ve a lot cowl there, so it shouldn’t be detrimental to England’s possibilities.

“If Harry Kane limped off towards Austria, I’d be sitting right here being much more involved for England.


“It’s additionally fortunate for Liverpool that this bad-looking harm has occurred within the low season.”

Southgate has defenders Ben White and Ben Godfrey prepared and ready after the pair had been reduce from England‘s closing 26-man squad.

Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse are additionally choices and Barnes thinks bolstering the midfield is the sensible selection if Alexander-Arnold is out.

The 57-year-old famous: “It’s all about stability. Lingard has had a greater season than Ward-Prowse, however for me we don’t want any extra attacking gamers.

“With the central midfield space, [Jordan] Henderson and Kalvin Phillips have had current accidents, Declan Rice is simply again from one – so if one in all them breaks down once more, we glance actually quick in that space.

“So Ward-Prowse, who’s dependable and nice at set-pieces as Trent is, would make sense to select.

So this harm choice, whereas unlucky, may assist England’s lack of stability in central midfield.

John Barnes


James Ward-Prowse could possibly be known as up if accidents strike[/caption]

“He additionally performed each minute for Southampton so is clearly match and trusted by his membership and would slot into the squad completely.

“The largest mistake England have made over time is selecting people who’ve performed properly in the identical place, which actually doesn’t assist the group.

“I felt the preliminary squad announcement had shades of that this time with the fitting backs and the attacking huge gamers.

“So this harm choice, whereas unlucky, may assist England’s lack of stability in central midfield and probably cease a historic problem with our nationwide facet for many years.”

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