The current England squad has come under extreme criticism and doubt of late; many are already dismissing the team, and nobody really knows which 11 players should be fielded by Gareth’s Southgate at this this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
The players at Southgate’s disposal are a mixture of senior players who have been in the squad for the past few of years and newcomers, who have come into contention this season.
Despite the disgraceful performance in the previous World Cup in 2014 and in Euro 2016, many fans will continue to overlook the less experienced players for the senior ones, who have shown nothing to suggest they will succeed. So why not take a gamble? It is worth the try.
Following, is a list of players who could potentially bring England an arguably successful World Cup campaign. The list demonstrates a 4-3-3 make-shift formation, despite the probability of Southgate favouring a system with three central defenders.
This England team are unlikely to succeed whilst playing a system that prioritises patience and playing out from defence, as that strategy has failed them for many tournaments. It’s time for something different.