With Euro 2020 postponed for a year, Gareth Southgate has plenty of time to assemble the best team in Europe. Over the years, England’s XI has always been the star studded squad as the Three Lions recruit powerhouse players and some of the most important names in European football. Here are the potential XI of the Three Lions for the Euro 2020 next year:
Harry Winks (Defensive Midfield)
Although Harry Winks has been showing some unimpressive tactics with the struggling Tottenham this season, he remains one of the best in this position for the Three Lions especially when given the opportunity to start. His main rival for this position, Declan Rice, has looked less convincing on the international stage.
Jordan Henderson (Central Midfield)
The Liverpool captain who led the team to its Premier League title this season could play as the holding midfield role for the Three Lions, the position that he comfortable to play despite qualities are not fit. He is one of the first names on the team sheet for England’s Starting XI. His rival in this post could be Mason Mount if Southgate will see him as an error-prone in this position.
James Maddison (Central Midfield)
The 23-year-old youngster James Maddison is a vital part of the Leicester in the Premier League this season despite not getting the Champions League berth. He is is yet to earn a single cap for England, but with his skills, he can be a vital addition to the starting team if given a chance next year. Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also be a potential player in this position.
Jadon Sancho (Right Wing)
Jadon Sancho was directly involved in more than 30 goals this season in the German Bundesliga, proving what a unique talent he is. He’s almost guaranteed to be in England’s Starting XI. This youngster may bring the talent to the tournament if Southgate will let start at this position. Marcus Rashford could be his top contender in this post. However, Rashford remains doubtful for this returning to the team.
Raheem Sterling (Left Wing)
Rashford, Kane, and Sterling in a front three since the World Cup, the only part of the England team that looks settled. With Rashford and Kane having troubles with injuries, Sterling is the player to help carry the team in this position. Sterling has scored over 20 goals in all competitions in his last three campaigns under Guardiola, making him one of the best forwards in Europe.
Harry Kane (Striker)
England captain Harry Kane is the top goalscorer during the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with his 12 goals. Early this year, he was sidelined due to injury in a Premier League match. Kane tore his hamstring and expected to miss the entire domestic league season. Kane will have all the time to recover for the next season and be fully match-fit than before for the Euros next year.