Gareth Southgate sticks with players he trusts for Euro 2024

England may have left the World Cup in Qatar broken once again after the disappointment of defeat by France in the quarter-final but manager Gareth Southgate obviously believes nothing needs fixing.

Southgate’s squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers away to Italy in Naples and against Ukraine at Wembley is heavy on loyalty to the England team that performed creditably in Qatar despite falling short once more.

The most eye-catching selection, on several levels, is the inclusion of Brentford striker Ivan Toney after an outstanding season with 16 Premier League goals.

Toney was selected for the Uefa Nations League games against Italy and Germany last September but surprisingly remained unused before disappearing off the radar completely when it came to the World Cup.

The 26-year-old’s inclusion is merited but is made against the backdrop of Toney facing the prospect of a suspension after accepting he had broken Football Association betting rules.

He has admitted some, but not all, of 262 charges made against him by the FA, and will next have an appearance in front of a disciplinary panel.

Related posts

Beyond the Game: The Intense and Passionate World of Football Rivalries

Football is more than just a game; it’s a passionate and emotional experience that brings…
Read more

Harry Kane Praised for Mental Fortitude as he Breaks England Goal Record Against Italy

England manager Gareth Southgate lauded Harry Kane’s strength of character after he broke…
Read more

Kane Sets New England Goal Record With Strike Against Italy

In the Euro 24 qualifying opener against Italy held in Naples, Harry Kane, the England captain, made…
Read more
Become a Trendsetter
Sign up for Davenport’s Daily Digest and get the best of Davenport, tailored for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *