Ex-Tremendous Eagles captain criticizes Southgate for excluding Marcus Rashford from England’s EURO 2024 squad

Ex-Tremendous Eagles captain criticizes Southgate for excluding Marcus Rashford from England’s EURO 2024 squad

Former Tremendous Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has criticized the coach of the England Nationwide group for excluding Marcus Rashford from his EURO 2024 squad, Soccernet.ng experiences.

Rashford, like his membership teammate, Jadon Sancho, suffered a dip in kind this season. The previous racked up seven objectives in all competitions for Manchester United, whereas the latter hopped off to Borussia Dortmund to rejuvenate his profession after falling out with Erik Ten Hag.

Mikel, who gained the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League with Chelsea, believes Southgate made the fallacious selection by excluding the Manchester United duo from his EURO 2024 group.

“There’s no Marcus Rashford, there’s no Jadon Sancho, these are large calls, are England going to remorse that? Marcus Rashford has performed for England, and he’s a longtime worldwide participant, typically in these tournaments you need to take out the efficiency all through the season, it comes all the way down to expertise, and who has achieved it,” the 2013 AFCON winner stated on TalkSPORT.

Southgate opted for attacking choices like Cole Palmer, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka, leaving out a pure left winger in Sterling, Sancho or Rashford, and for Mikel, that’s a very fallacious determination.

“He’s achieved it on the worldwide degree, in my view, I assumed it was the fallacious determination since you go into this event and it simply clicks for that participant unexpectedly as a result of he’s been there, he’s achieved it. He’s performed in these sorts of video games, he is aware of learn how to play these sorts of video games. Is that going to be an enormous name? As a result of when Rashford is on hearth, he performs rather well, so we’ll wait and see,” the Olympic bronze medallist concluded.

England kick off their EURO 2024 marketing campaign towards Serbia on the sixteenth of June. The Three Lions may also face Slovenia and Denmark of their group.

Adefolahan Guerreiro


Adefolahan Guerreiro

Adefolahan is a multilingual journalist and author at Soccernet Nigeria.

With a Bachelor’s diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a monitor report of involvement in School sports activities, Adefolahan is targeted on crafting partaking soccer content material and utilising his language expertise and in depth sports activities data to reinforce content material accessibility for a worldwide viewers.

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