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How will England line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

Sun 06 June 2021 | 9:00

Euro 2020 is coming with some delay; no worries though! We have everything about the England squad for Euro 2021 in Sportmob!

We are all hyped about UEFA Euro 2020! Everyone is trying to get their hand on some information about the games and team’s squad; here in Sportmob, we’ve got your back. This article was written by Sportmob’s team to tell you everything you want to know about

England squad for Euro 2021

.

England’s team is standing fourth in the FIFA ranking list; that means we are speaking about a strong team that has the chance of winning UEFA Euro 2020. But How will England line up at UEFA Euro 2020? What formation will our three lions use? That’s what we are going to find out in this article.

How will England line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

England will most probably use 3-4-3 formation for Euro 2020 which means England’s lions will have three defenders to defend their goal, four midfielders to keep the balance between attack and defense, and three forward to attack the opponent continually. After all, three is their number, isn’t it?!

In football, everything is about balance! Balance in team’s formation, team’s line up, and so many other things. As for the formation, 3-4-3 is one of the best formations to maintain the balance. For the team, though it’s a bit different so let’s get into

England Euro 2020 squad

already! 

  • Goalkeepers:

    Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone

  • Defenders:

    Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Tyrone Mings, Conor Coady, Ben Chilwell, Reece James

  • Midfielders:

    Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount, Jude Bellingham

  • Forwards:

    Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Bukaty Saka

Now that we know

England Euro 2020 squad

, let’s find out who is going to play in their 3-4-3 formation; and don’t worry, we’ve gathered all the info you need about the potential players in our list. Here we go;

England Euro 2020

line up!

GK: Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford

is one of those players who were born to play football! When you start checking his international career, you’ll see he played for England’s national team at every level from U-16 to U-21. The reason he stayed in an international team; actually, grew up there is his outstanding performance on the field.

He played for England at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup and was the captain of England’s U-21 at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship which he showed why he is in the national team! As a player of the senior team though, he didn’t experience UEFA and Euro 2020 will be Jordan Pickford’s first debut in UEFA as a senior player.

One thing about Jordan Pickford that will make England’s national team manager choose him as a goaler is a fact that he is so good when it comes to using his foot. Independent used the word “laser-guided missiles” for his shots. This ability will give England the perfect opportunity for a counterattack.

CB: Harry Maguire

England Euro 2020

line up will probably have another player who is praised for his playing style and that’s no one other than

Harry Maguire

. The other reason why he is on our list is the fact that he can assist Harry Kane as he did against Tunisia in England's World Cup opener.

If you are curious about his international career, you should know that he played 32 times for England’s international team; three times in 2017, thirteen times in 2018, ten times in 2019, four times in 2020, and two times in 2021. He scored 3 goals in these 32 games and assisted 1! You may think that’s not a good record but remember that he plays as a defender.

Whenever Harry Maguire was in a team, the team’s defense got a boost. His perfect control over the ball makes him a good player to make counterattacks. Ole Gunnar Solskjær once said about him: “He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure – coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes – I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.”

However, with all these abilities there is a one percent chance that he will get replaced by Conor Coady due to his injury. According to the Sportmob news team, he is in good condition but knowing possibilities won't hurt anyone!

RCB: John Stones

John Stones, the player who

Sportmob

thinks will play the RCB in England’s formation. Stones was called to England’s national tea in May 2013 for the 2013 FIFA U-20 CUP. He also played for England’s U-21 team in 2013 and was named as a standby player for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

As for UEFA, John Stones made his first debut in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification against Switzerland which ended up in a 2-0 victory for the Three Lions. He was also chosen for Euro 2016 but sadly didn’t play in .any games. Hopefully he will be on 

England squad for Euro 2021

John Stones

is known for his technical abilities; he can pass in a wide range and his control over the ball lets him be a good defender. Joleon Lescott once praised him by saying  "John can do things most defenders can't - a little feign here and there, maybe a turn to get out of trouble when he needs to - and that's what is going to set him apart from others; the ability to do things others can't”

LCB: Tyrone Mings

England’s LCB will probably be the generous

Tyrone Mings

. Of course, being generous wasn’t the thing that made the national team’s coach select him! Tyrone was called to England’s national team in August 2019. He was chosen to represent England for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying. He played against Bulgaria and Kosovo and earned his first senior England cap in-game against Bulgaria. His outstanding performance in those games gave him the chance to be in UEFA Euro 2020.

 Tyrone Mings is the best choice for the position not only because of his outstanding performance in qualifying games but for his abilities on the field. He is experienced as a Left-sided central defender and is able to control the flow of the game in his control zone! 

Tyrone is good at blocking shots and keeping the goal safe. The other ability that made him a suitable LCB, is that he can perfectly pass the ball to forwards. This ability of his will make England capable of .performing a good counterattack and keep their side of the field safe at the same time. That's why he will probabbly be in the England Euro 2020 squad

 

RWB: Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

was called to England U-19 in February 2009 his first game as an England national plater was in a 3-0 loss to Spain U-19. He was also called to England squad in 2011 and 2012 but he didn’t appear in the games and was pulled out of the squad later due to an injury.

In the 2010-11 season, he was chosen as an England player for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship competition in Denmark. What took him into England’s senior team was his outstanding performance in the 2011-12 season. Sadly, he missed the 2012 European Championship because of an injury. 

The reason behind our prediction for him is the fact that he is good at both defending and attacking. His physical power is another reason for England to choose him as their RWB. He is one of England’s most dependable full-backs too.

LWB: Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell was invited from England’s U-21 team to full tea in September 2018. He played in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A and showed everyone why he was chosen for the Three Lions. But his performance in one or two games didn’t make him a potential player in England's Euro 2020 line up.

Ben Chilwell is a talented defender who is famous for his one on one. His speed and physical abilities will chain the opponent player to the ground; his outstanding performance in the UEFA Nations game against Spain shows that fact very well. He prefers to stand in his position and wait for the right moment; on the right moment, his speed will help him to get his targets easily. This patience and speed of his make England’s defense smarter than ever.

Of course, defending is not all he got! Like every other full-back, he has his own attacking abilities. When it comes to attacking, he uses the same strategy; standing in his position waiting for the right moment! He will then get the ball and pass it to the striker, making a good counterattack possible.

CM: Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson scored his first goal for England in the European U21 Championship play-offs against Romania. He was also selected as an England U21 squad for the 2011 European Championship. That’s not all! He even got the captain title of the England U-21 team. 

Jordan scored one goal in the  Euro 2013 qualifier and maintained England’s record in Euro 2013 qualification. It was in November 2010 when he was called for England’s senior squad. Although he was chosen as a  standby player he played in replacement of Frank Lampard in Euro 2012. He played against Italy and France and showed an outstanding performance in those games.

Jordan is a defensive midfielder which means he mostly concentrates on defense but that doesn’t mean he can’t do anything else. Actually, he can play in numerous positions if it’s needed! Another quality that makes him a good choice for CM is the fact that he brings energy to the team. He is also a tactical player which means England will have a smarter team using him.

CM: Mason Mount

Mason Mount is a player who represented England from a young age. He played under-16, under-17, under-18, and under-19! He was one of England’s players at the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and played at the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Finally, his talents and his outstanding performance convinced Gareth Southgate to invite him into England’s senior team. He played against Croatia and Spain at the UEFA Nations League. He even played against Bulgaria in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying and scored his first goal for England in a 4-0 win against Kosovo.

But his performance wasn’t the only reason he is in the England Euro 2020 squad. He is a versatile player who can play in different positions if needed. Mason can act as a bridge too! He has the ability to receive passes and quickly maneuvered into a forward. Simply, we can say that Mason can make opportunities for forwarding players.

 LW: Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish is one of the players that we think will play in England Euro 2020 line up. He joined England’s international team in September 2015. He made his first debut for England U-21 in 2016. His performance on his first day was so good that everyone in the media started talking about him.

Jack was chosen for England’s U-21 squad at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship; he was called up to the senior squad in 2020 and debuted at the UEFA Nations League. Jack Grealish plays as both winger and attacking midfielder.

Jack’s physical abilities make opponent players focus on him and that’s the reason why most of the yellow cards are given to those players who try to control him. Emiliano Martinez once said the most talented player [he had] ever seen" and expressed surprise that he had not played more games for England. Martínez went on to say: "he never gives the ball away. When I see Grealish running, it’s always a shot on target or a corner for us. He will drive past two or three players".

RW: Phil Foden

Phil Foden is one of the wingers that may play a role in England's Euro 2020 line up. He joined England’s senior squad in 2020 and made his first international debut in the UEFA Nations League tournament. Phil Foden appeared in 50 games in the 2020-21 season and scored 16 goals in total.

Foden usually plays as a wing-back or a winger on the right but he can be a midfielder too. Guardiola once described him as a special player by saying: "It's dangerous to say good things about young players because they are still young, and they have to grow and they have to learn many, many things... But we have a lot of confidence to help him because we believe he is a guy who has potential, even if he's not strong, he's not tall."

ST: Harry Kane (Trump card)

Harry Kane is England’s trump card for sure! He is one of the best players they’ve got and captains the whole team. In 2015, Roy Hodgson England’s national team manager at that time called for Kane to play against Lithuania in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. It was Kane who scored the goal England needed to enter UEFA Euro 2016.

Kane showed everybody that he is still one of the best players in the qualifying round of UEFA Euro 2020. He is the sixth player in the all-time list of England’s top goal scorers and the highest ever scoring captain of England’s national team. that’s why there is no reason, not even a single one to think that he wouldn’t be in England Euro 2020 line up. 

For knowing his abilities it’s enough to know that Alex Inglethorpe said of him: “ When he first came into the under-18s as a 15-year-old, he stood out in the sense he looked a bit gangly. He moved slightly awkwardly; he was a bit cumbersome. But look closer, he had a lot of ability, a great technique. I think he surprised people with how good he was. Tactically he was very flexible. He often played in midfield. I remember seeing him once playing as a holding midfielder”.

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