Gareth Southgate, manager of the England national football team says that Ben White is ranked lower than three other rivals as the Arsenal defender has been dropped from England squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Recall Ben White withdrew from the World Cup squad due to personal reasons. Southgate explained his decision to drop White from the squad, stating that he wants to give other players a chance to prove themselves.…CONTINUE READING
According to Southgate, White’s withdrawal from the World Cup squad left a cloud over his future with the national team.
While White has been in fine form for Arsenal’s title-chasing team, Southgate believes that the young defender needs to focus on his club career and prove himself consistently before he can earn a place in the England squad again.
Southgate’s decision to drop White from the squad has been met with mixed reactions from fans and pundits.
Some have praised Southgate for his willingness to give other players a chance, while others have criticized the decision as being too harsh on White.
However, Southgate remains confident in his decision and believes that it is the best course of action for the team.
England will play their first games since the Qatar World Cup later this month, traveling to Italy on March 23 and hosting Ukraine three days later.
The England squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers features a mix of established stars and up-and-coming players.
Jordan Pickford remains the team’s No.1 goalkeeper, while the battle for the right-back position continues to be a major talking point. Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi has been given a chance to prove himself alongside Eric Dier from Tottenham.
In midfield, Southgate has selected a strong group of players, including Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Conor Gallagher, and James Maddison.
The majority of forwards who traveled to Qatar also keep their places, with Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka both automatic picks for Southgate.
However, there is a shock omission in the form of Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling.
England’s full squad below:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham)
Forwards: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford).…CONTINUE READING