Ian Wright makes England claim concerning Calvert-Lewin and Watkins
Ian Wright has told Match of the Day that he would probably take Dominic Calvert-Lewin ahead of Ollie Watkins if he could only take one to Euro 2020 this summer.
It has been a fantastic season for Watkins in his first year at Aston Villa. He has scored 14 goals in the Premier League, and he recently made a scoring debut for England.
Calvert-Lewin meanwhile, has 15 goals in just 28 top flight appearances. He has comfortably achieved his best tally since arriving at Goodison Park.
Both men scored on Saturday night as their two sides met on Merseyside. It was the Villans who ultimately came out on top as Dean Smith’s men won 2-1.
But when asked who would make his England squad if he could only take one of the strikers, Wright suggested that he would reluctantly pick the Everton star.
“You’d probably take Dominic Calvert-Lewin simply because of his experience at under-21 level and the fact he’s had a very good season, just like Ollie Watkins,” he told Match of the Day.
“It’s an unfair question because I wouldn’t mind taking them both.”
Of course, both players’ hopes of going to the European Championships have been boosted by the announcement that managers can now take 26 players to the tournament.
But in truth, it would be a surprise if either was missing anyway. Both were in named in Gareth Southgate’s most recent England squad, so they look to have every chance to make it.
From there, Calvert-Lewin perhaps has the advantage due to having a few more caps under his belt. But Watkins can certainly set his sights on making an impact.
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