Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are the two star analysts of Sky Sports and on Monday night they made their predictions about the list that England will take to the next European Championship.. One of the focuses of attention was the hypothetical starting eleven, where Neville was in charge of highlighting the importance of Harry Maguire in the center of the rear: “Losing Harry Maguire would be Gareth Southgate’s biggest problem, more than anyone else.” However, to value that decision, a new question arose: Is Maguire or Kane more essential? The Tottenham forward has already scored 34 goals for the England team, in sixth all-time scoring position.
It was then that Neville argued the importance of Maguire in the team: “Harry Kane is the best player on the squad but in this particular group of players, if Southgate wants to use four defenders and play 4-3-3, the only option is to have Maguire available. You always have to think about the possibility of someone getting injured. If Kane were injured, you could use Rashford, Calvert-Lewin, Sterling, or even Foden as a false nine. With those options, England would continue to win games. But without Maguire I couldn’t play with four back and would return to the defense of three centrals and two lanes. So Maguire would be the most important low, especially because of the shallow depth behind it, “he explained.
In addition, they also discussed the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold from the last call. This is how Carragher defended it: “I want Trent to play in a position where only De Bruyne is better than him in the whole world.. Either as a winger, as a right back or as a midfielder, but have that role with the ball. Ask Kane who wants to put those balls in the area. He sure wants Trent before any England footballer. “
Once titular de Gary Neville: Henderson, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Phillips, Rice, Mount, Sterling, Kane, Rashford
Jamie Carragher’s eleventh starter: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Henderson, Rice, Mount, Sterling, Kane, Grealish