Even Southgate wouldn't be stupid enough to drop Chilwell and Shaw just because Trippier can take a set piece.
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I can see Negland getting good start. But we have to control the ball after, Rice and Phillips cannot compete with our midfielders. I just hope that Athletic lineup is correct.
Seeing Grealish out made my day
Why is it? England have home advantage and a better attack. The last few games have finished 1-2 after extra-time, 2-1 and 0-0. England have every right to believe they can win this game while also knowing they'll have to play extremely well to do so. People act as if Croatia blew England away in the World Cup, which is far from the truth.
I'm not talking about this game alone. A lot of the young guys in interviews have been saying the team is good enough to win the whole thing. I'm sceptical. Blow Croatia away today and i'll change my tune.
I ment as keeping the posession. I feel we can take the posession if Rice and Phillips are the two in midfield.
I also want to join the Trippier at left back outrage. I don’t think he’s better in attack or defence to Shaw/Chilwell. Southgate appears to have a hard time moving on from his World Cup performers. Pickford starting is expected but he’s worse than Rob Green.
I think he’s trying to condense the pitch so they have less space to play. Awful, negative tactics - I despise right footed players at left back
By the Athletic., not officialHas it actually been confirmed yet? I just don't see it. If we lose this game, Southgate must surely know dropping two top class, in-form left backs to play Trippier there will leave him ready to be hung by his nutsack.