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Jamie Carragher now makes claim about Bukayo Saka after he was dropped by England last night
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Jamie Carragher now makes claim about Bukayo Saka after he was dropped by England last night

Jamie Carragher has commented on Gareth Southgate’s decision to drop Bukayo Saka for England’s win over Wales last night.

The Arsenal talisman, along with Chelsea duo Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount came out of the frontline for the victory which earned top spot in the group.

In came Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford, who both found the back of the net in the second half after Southgate switched their wings.

It now creates a huge selection dilemma for Southgate ahead of Sunday’s game with Senegal, with five of his wide options having scored at the tournament now.

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Carragher on Saka

In the Telegraph, Carragher wrote: “Southgate’s changes reflected England’s security in the group.

“To go deep in the competition it is imperative players are rested, especially those who play in the positions demanding most intensity.

“Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka will have had over a week off by the time they meet Senegal on Sunday.

“Mason Mount, who is responsible for so much of the high pressing in the line-up, will also be fresh.”

Saka shone and scored twice in the 6-2 win over Iran but struggled to get into Friday night’s game against the United States.

Whichever lineup Southgate chooses will be dangerous from the off and then have options off the bench with which to change it.

That could be vital in a match which may go to 120 minutes if it is anything like England’s last 16 match with Colombia at the last World Cup.

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