Roy Hodgson has been the face of English football leagues for quite a few years now. England began their qualification rounds for Euro 2016 against Switzerland with a 2-0 victory. However the entire world is waiting on the edge of their seats for the announcement of the English squad lineup and Hodgson seems to be taking his own sweet time.
Why the tarry?
The first due date for announcement was 19 May 2016 which was postponed to 28 May due to injuries incurred during the pre-tournament games. However the match against Australia brought forth more struggles for the English team as Daniel Sturridge faced quite a few health challenges. This forced another postponement. So the current status dictates that Hodgson has until 31 may to declare his 23-man lineup.
Rashford or Sturridge?
This is a question plaguing the minds of more than just a few supporters of England. Although Marcus Rashford is new to the international scene, his debut has been a promising one. He has led England to victory in their match against Australia in the pre-tournament friendlies. Till 2016 he has made 17 appearances and scored not less than 8 goals since his first league debut against Arsenal. On the other hand, the veteran supporters are rooting for Sturridge in spite of his physical woes. Sturridge has the experience and charisma required to play for Euro cup 2016 live streaming , but his fitness and form may hold him back this season. This puts Hodgson in a serious dilemma and only 31 May will tell us about his decision. Although most of us are hoping that both star players are included in the 23 man squad, Hodgson may have other plans.
Who will play midfield?
Eric Dier and Dele Alli are sure to be the starters in the midfield for England but the more pressing question is who will join them? Jack Wilshere is a likely name to be seen here, however he has more than just a little common with Sturridge. Wilshere is an extremely gifted player who has been struggling with physical injuries since the pre-tournament matches. James Miller is another very expected name to be included in the 23 man squad as he is one of the most experienced mid-fielders in the current English team. This leaves the guillotine hanging over Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson and Danny Drinkwater.
Ross Barkley may be left high and dry
Ross Barkley is seen as the young version of Paul Gascoigne by many football connoisseurs; however they might be disappointed this year as Barkley may be left home this season. The main reason is his sloppy form which has been going downhill since the second half of the season. Although we agree that it would be quite a pity to leave such a dynamic talent back home! check all the latest update about England vs Russia Live Streaming