Ebene News – GB – Southgate wants winners – but all-English final comes with headaches

areth Southgate could be forgiven for having mixed feelings about a Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29

Southgate admitted they need more winners in their squad if England are to realize their potential at this summer’s European Championship, saying in March: ‘The more trophies they win, the more they qualify. for the finals, the more they play in these great moments, the better for us, because we only have a certain number of opportunities to do it internationally “

After Chelsea set up a reunion with City in Istanbul, as many as seven of Southgate’s side € 26 are set to head to the tournament just after playing club football’s biggest game

John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling of City already have another major trophy guaranteed in the Premier League title and now there is every chance that Reece James, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will win also an important silverware before the summer , Chelsea are also set to face Leicester in the FA Cup final

With Manchester United favorites to win the Europa League and Arsenal hoping to join them in Gdansk, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka could also end the campaign with invaluable experiences.

These successes bode well for England’s hopes this summer, promising to instill a big-game mentality and a taste for success in the young Southgate side ahead of the tournament

And yet a second all-English Champions League final in three years also presents Southgate with a major headache

He is expected to name his final team on May 25, two days after the end of the Premier League season but ahead of the Europa League final on May 26 and the Champions League final three days later

The coach had wanted to give all his players at least a week off but this will no longer be possible for the seven finalists of the Champions League, who have no chance to participate in the first warm-up match of England against Austria on June 2 and will surely be doubtful to face Romania four days later

Southgate may find themselves without much of their squad for a crucial part of the preparation period, which could leave England at a competitive disadvantage early in the tournament

Southgate faced a similar headache ahead of the 2019 Nations League final after Tottenham and Liverpool made it to the Champions League final and Chelsea and Arsenal met in the Europa League, but the stakes are now considerably higher and the number of players involved greater

Southgate will be delighted to welcome a host of European trophy winners to its squad in June The question is whether it will be worth the disruption

Possible England XI without Champions League finalists: Pickford; Trippier, Maguire, Mings, Shaw; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Sancho, Kane, Rashford

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Ebene News – GB – Southgate wants winners – but all-English final comes with headaches

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