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4 reasons why England can win Euro 2020

  • Can England really win Euro 2020 and end all those years of hurt? Sure, and here are 4 reasons why.
Scott Newman
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Modified 27 Mar 2019, 00:10 IST

#2 They have an incredibly deep squad

The breakthrough of new talent like Jadon Sancho means England have a very deep squad
The breakthrough of new talent like Jadon Sancho means England have a very deep squad

Only a couple of years ago, England had a threadbare squad, and the likes of Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Gary Cahill appeared to be undroppable regardless of form, largely because there were no better alternatives available. Those days appear to be firmly over now, as the Three Lions now seem to have multiple – and great – options in every position on the pitch.

Sure, some fans would claim that star striker and captain Harry Kane is indispensable, but while England would definitely miss the Tottenham hitman, they have other proven goalscorers amongst their ranks in the form of Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard – as well as newer, younger talents like Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

England’s full-backs range from Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier to Danny Rose, Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw; they can call upon John Stones, Harry Maguire, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane and Lewis Dunk in central defence, and even in midfield, Southgate is spoiled for choice with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Harry Winks and Ross Barkley.

Only France can rival England at this point when it comes to the depth of talent in their squad, and so much competition for places definitely bodes well for their Euro 2020 campaign.

Published 27 Mar 2019, 00:10 IST
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