England Euro 2020 squad: Winners and losers after the World Cup qualifiers

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Who set up their place in Gareth Southgate’s squad. And which players now look vulnerable as England’s Euro team first appears?

Poland’s 2-1 win at Wembley confirms nine points out of nine and puts Gareth Southgate in an excellent position to qualify for World Cup in Qatar. But the focus now is on the Euros.

The UEFA team deadline is 11:00 on June 1 – 10 days before starting its first leg. 

Therefore, Southgate is likely to submit its election the week before the Premier League final on May 23.

As the big announcement approaches, to examine England winners and finalists after the World Cup qualifiers three times.


Mason Mount

Mount growth is significant to Gareth Southgate. The 22-year-old started all three English World Cup qualifiers, which are taking him to eight consecutive seasons for the Three Lions. 

The race started in October and emphasized his status as a top athlete.

Mason Mount (Source The Pride of London)
Mason Mount (Source: The Pride of London)

Southgate, criticized for his loyalty to Mount. But not many people will question his position on the side now. 

The midfielder, who is already as crucial to Thomas Tuchel as he was to Frank Lampard at club level, offers flexibility, strength, creativity, and goal scoring.

Those qualities were evident in the continuation of England’s last three games. 

Southgate praised Mount for “setting the tone” for the team’s performance against San Marino, undoubtedly. 

And he was undoubtedly a standout player on the Albanian side. He was playing a vital role in the opening goal and scoring second.

Jordan Pickford

The injury means Pickford has not been able to take his place in the latest team. However, he will be sure to keep his 1st shirt off when Euro 2020 goes around.

Jordan Pickford (Source Wikipedia)
Jordan Pickford (Source Wikipedia)

Nick Pope has started all three of these non-existent games. And when he only admitted once, it was his first seven appearances in his country. He struggled at one time with his distribution.

It’s not the powerhouse of the Burnley goalkeeper, who tends to play style straight at club level. But Pickford is focused on playing back is important on England’s path under Southgate.

The Pope should benefit from the experience of facing San Marino, Albania, and Poland previously. But Pickford will be confidently peaceful in keeping his place aside.

Luke Shaw

Shaw is back in the fray after returning impressively to form at Manchester United. The 25-year-old, who made his England debut back in 2014, used his opportunity during the World Cup break. Poland preferred Ben Chilwell, which was a big step left-back.

Luke Shaw (Source Transfermarkt)
Luke Shaw (Source: Transfermarkt)

Shaw has not played for England since September 2018 but has made a splash on his return with Albania. 

His inch-wide cross allows Harry Kane to return home with an opening goal late in the first half. 

With a solid finish to the season, he may be looking forward to his chances of looking forward to Chilwell in the summer.

Jesse Lingard

Lingard’s hopes of being on the Southgate 23-man squad for the Euros look bleak after being disliked by Manchester United. However, his loan spell at West Ham brought him back into the picture.

Jesse Lingard (Source Pinterest)
Jesse Lingard (Source: Pinterest)

The 28-year-old has scored five goals in his first seven games for David Moyes’ team. 

And he has played in all three England games during the international break. With Southgate talking about his “good” game against San Marino.

Lingard has long been a Southgate favorite. And now looks fit to take part in the summer tournament as long as he can maintain his excellent form for West Ham over the past few months.

Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips

Perhaps the most prominent character in the Polish conquest, Rice’s importance to Southgate’s England seems to be growing. 

Declan Rice Vs. Kalvin Phillips Comparison (Source Football League World)
Declan Rice Vs. Kalvin Phillips Comparison (Source: Football League World)

That could be Phillips, who started all three World Cup Qualifiers and got a lot of fame from Southgate. Who seems to have taken the Leeds United player. 

Phillips has moved from a man to a strong contingent to start with Jordan Henderson facing a time-consuming fitness competition.


Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold will fear that a three-time straight victory has strengthened Southgate’s thinking. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Source MARCA)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Source: MARCA)

Kyle Walker is now in charge, a player who has gained the England manager’s trust because of his ability to fly between forms. Reece James convinces her that she can do the same.

Alexander-Arnold has a right to feel bad about the fact that his world shirt struggles had arisen, in part because he struggled to adapt to the first significant development when Southgate reviewed the three back.

He would probably have been more successful at four-backs. Maybe we won’t have time to get it now before the Euros come to us.

One of Tyrone Mings and Conor Coady

Mings had little chance of impressing during this international series, announcing his presence. 

One of Tyrone Mings and Conor Coady going to survive (Source Express and Bar)
One of Tyrone Mings and Conor Coady going to survive (Source: Express and Bar)

Not only by booking unnecessarily late against San Marino but in this stage of the race, that point. Conor Coady’s inclusion in front of the Aston Villa defender of that game. 

And the altered partnership between Stones and Harry Maguire left him in danger.

In particular, the three-way back means that there is little need for a left foot defender. However, that change of style is a little better news for Coady. 

He appears to be an expert behind three. And if Southgate ties to the back four, that could be a problem for the Wolves captain as well.

Or is Eric Dier in trouble?

At least Coady and Mings have seen some action. 

Eric Dier (Source Transfermarkt)
Eric Dier (Source: Transfermarkt)

Dier has not played for even one minute in three World Cup Qualifiers. That could be a worrying sign for a player who is also unpopular with his club Tottenham.

Being sidelined for the last five games of the Spurs Premier League, Dier has seen as a late two-legged embarrassment against Dinamo Zagreb. 

His versatility is valuable. But since he hasn’t played in the middle of the pitch for a while. How important is that in the summer?

Dean Henderson

It seems that Pickford’s absence will open the door for Henderson and the Pope.

Still, he returns to Manchester United without adding to the title he won in the November friendly against the Republic of Ireland.

Dean Henderson (Source Goal)
Dean Henderson (Source: Goal.com)

Henderson has recently been in good form for his team, helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side keep seven clean sheets in nine games since joining David de Gea

But Southgate, perhaps remembering his inexperience at the international level, obviously favors the Pope.

Henderson is still confident he will be vying for a place in the 23-man England squad for the Euros.

But it looks like he will be in contention for a third round. Wearing one shirt for Manchester United, and his hopes of England look bright in the future.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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