Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has shared his admiration for Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson and tipped him for Euro 2020.
In the Times, Cascarino praised Henderson after yet another clean sheet in the 2-0 away win at Millwall, which booked the Blades a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
He said: “I admire Dean Henderson greatly. Here is a young goalkeeper who was at Manchester United, but waiting for a chance was not good enough. He wants to be an England goalkeeper. He had to be playing, so he went on loan to Sheffield United, and is now attracting huge praise for his performances in the Premier League.
“Henderson wants to play every week and he wants to play for England. Gareth Southgate may be tempted to give him a chance on his form. In any case, I can’t see Henderson going back to the reserves in Manchester again.”
TBR’s View – Henderson has a genuine case to be number one at Euro 2020
Given Tom Heaton’s injury, England’s three goalkeepers at Euro 2020 look set to be Henderson, Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope.
Pickford is the number one but has probably had the worst season of the three, continuing to struggle for consistency since the World Cup while Pope has been beaten at his near post more than once for Burnley.
Henderson made a glaring error against Liverpool but has performed admirably apart from that, playing his part in one of the league’s tightest defences.
There is a case to be made for him starting Euro 2020 between the posts, although it would be a surprise for Pickford to be dropped just yet.