On Sunday at Wembley, the final game of Euro 2020 will be played. The showdown will take place between the mighty England and the mighty Italy. Now, whilst I have the upmost respect and admiration for the Italian culture, I’m English and therefore I am saying that it’s coming home. After a nerve wracking game against Denmark, England have made it to the final. What makes me more confident we’ll win the trophy is that we have the home advantage.
Wembley Stadium is England’s home. I believe we will finally get our hands on what we’ve been dying for after over 50 or 60 years. A trophy! The team that Gareth Southgate goes with has to be absolute perfection. We need a strong defense and a merciless attack. So with that in mind, this is the team I will go with for D-Day at Wembley.
My formation is 4-2-3-1.
Starting off in goal, Jordan Pickford. He’s our number one and you play your number one any game. So, Pickford in goal. No questions asked.
Moving into the back four. On the right hand side, I’m going to go with Kyle Walker. He’s our best right back, hands down. So, he goes there. Simple as. The two center backs, I’m going to go with Maguire and Stones. Southgate has made it clear that they are both his go to center backs so I’m picking them as well. On the left hand side, my choice is Luke Shaw. He’s shown his worth playing in that position, so he goes there for me.
The two in midfield. I’m going to say Henderson and Phillips. Declan Rice didn’t do well for me against Denmark so I’m picking Henderson over him.
The three in front of them. It is a no-brainer for me. Saka, Grealish and Sterling in that order. They have to play hands down. Sterling has been our best player this tournament so he starts. Saka and Grealish are our best pairing so they go next to Sterling.
Now, up front, main striker, Harry Kane. I know I’m an Arsenal fan, but Kane is the captain. If we get a penalty, he has to take it. He’s also our top scorer this tournament so I’m going with him. As soon as the Euro’s are over, I’m going back to mugging him off. But for now, he has play. No doubt about it.
So, there we are. That is my preview for the final. I am praying to God and all the saints that we win. Feel free to share your line up and let me know if you agree or disagree. All opinions matter.