Gary Neville picks England XI v Germany: Grealish dropped, decision on Arsenal star
Gary Neville has named his controversial England XI to play against Germany in the upcoming Euro 2020 showdown.
Gareth Southgate is now preparing his England team to play rivals Germany in the Round of 16.
England’s reward for topping their group is a place on what is perceived by many as the easier side of the draw. However, there is a giant obstacle of Germany in front of them first.
England are unbeaten in the competition so far, along with boasting a record of not conceding yet, but haven’t faced an opposition like Germany.
Neville has posted on Twitter an England side to face Germany next Tuesday. At a guess, he’s selected Jordan Pickford but forgot to add him into his tweet.
There are a few selections that catch the eye. For example, the omission of fan favourite Jack Grealish. Similarly, including Arsenal talent Bukayo Saka in a game of this magnitude.
All the pressure is on Southgate with his England team selection against Germany
For Southgate, he’ll be fully aware all English eyes will be on him from now until Tuesday.
Firstly, Neville has opted against including Villa’s 25-year-old captain Grealish in his starting line-up against Germany.
The attacking midfielder impressed in the previous win against Czech Republic, so dropping him down to the bench again would be bold.
Likewise, 19-year-old Arsenal winger Saka tormented the Czechs with his pace and directness.
Whether he would get the call over Phil Foden though remains to be seen.