'Shrewd from Gareth': Some Everton fans elated with 'immense' ace reportedly in the mix for Euro 2020 call-up
Some Everton fans were feeling elated after reports claimed the Blues defender Ben Godfrey could be set to earn a call-up to England’ 30-man provisional for Euro 2020.
According to The Athletic, the former Norwich City man is ‘in the mix’ to receive his first-ever senior call-up ahead of Gareth Southgate’s announcement this afternoon.
Godfrey enjoyed a brilliant debut season with the Merseysiders since his move from Carrow Road. He earned praise from former Blues man Gary Lineker, who claimed back in March the defender was getting better game-by-game.
Carlo Ancelotti has also waxed lyrical about the 23-year-old and claimed back in February that the under-21s international deserved a call-up to the senior team.
Godfrey’s performances have been well beyond his tender years this season. The youngster has made the most blocks per game and the second-most clearances per game, 29 of the 38 Premier League games this season.
His versatility has been quite staggering with the ace having played across all three positions of the side’s four-man backline.
However, the most impressive part of his game has been his recovery pace during moments of opposition counter-attacks.
Here is how fans reacted to the claims about the defender…
One of the only good things to come out of this season. Absolutely immense.— Mikey Davies (@Davies1525) May 24, 2021
Should be the first name on the team sheet at centre half— Fergus O'Connor (@Feedtheyak22) May 24, 2021
Would be so shrewd from Gareth this— MJW (@trolljaboi) May 24, 2021
He deserves it! 👍— Mary (@maryzgreenway) May 24, 2021
Be more than deserved lad has been brilliant https://t.co/2EPeHRAU2n— Carloball (@Carloball7) May 24, 2021
There's no player in that England squad like Godfrey— 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐄 (@mannie_efc) May 25, 2021
He'll be a very useful addition if he's called up
Good defender that's quick, can play in a back 3 and also play across the back 4 if needed https://t.co/n5dDDQZKCh
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