England squad for Euro 2020 sees Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, but not Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho picked by Alan Shearer

19 Nov

Alan Shearer has named his England squad for next summer’s European Championships but there is no place for Jadon Sancho.

Gareth Southgate’s side booked their place in Euro 2020 with a flourish in the final qualifying games.

They guaranteed a spot in the tournament with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro and followed it up with a 4-0 win against Kosovo.

Manager Southgate now has plenty of difficult decisions ahead before the summer.

Jadon Sancho has impressed with England since making his debut in 2018
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Former England striker Shearer has picked who he thinks should be going.

He told The Sun: “This England team is as exciting as any side in Europe.

“Any manager would like to have Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford.

“But Gareth Southgate can also choose from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tammy Abraham, James Maddison and others.

“The way they attack and go forward, their options, means they can and will score against anybody.

“Although losing the World Cup semi final was a disappointment we are a better team now and have carried on and battered everybody in this group.


“In those attacking midfield positions, James Maddison hasn’t had a full opportunity as yet but he’s got a really good chance between now and the summer.

“There’s no doubt he has the ability. So does Jack Grealish but it’s going to be hard for Phil Foden to get into the City team.

“Dele Alli hasn’t been in recently, if he gets back to the form he was in 18 months ago there’s a space for him.

“If he can’t though, it’s not such a big blow.

“Up front, Tammy Abraham has had a great start to his first Premier League season at Chelsea, an incredible three months.

“His movement is excellent and he is full of confidence. To be on 10 goals in the middle of November is a great achievement so I think he will be in.

“I’d have Callum Wilson as well.”

Alan Shearer's England squad for Euro 2020

Jordan Pickford

Alexander-Arnold

Joe Gomez

Harry Maguire

Ben Chilwell

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jordan Henderson

Harry Winks

Raheem Sterling

Harry Kane

Marcus Rashford

Nick Pope

Tom Heaton (or Dean Henderson)

Kieran Trippier

John Stones

Tyrone Mings

Danny Rose

Dele Alli

Mason Mount

James Maddison

Tammy Abraham

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Wilson

Shearer was also delighted to see Harry Kane perform so well in the group stages, where he scored in every match.

Kane moved past Frank Lampard, Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer in England’s all-time leading goalscorers list during Thursday night’s victory over Montenegro.

The striker fired in an impressive hat-trick in the first half of their rampant victory at Wembley and followed it up with a goal against Kosovo.

Shearer said: “For me it was great to see Harry Kane score again in Kosovo.

“He scored five in his first 17 games but since he was made captain he’s scored 25 in 24 games with the armband.

“That tells you how much he’s enjoying it and how proud he feels to be England captain.

“He wants the world, Europe to be looking at him, so he can say: ‘I’m England captain; try and stop me!’

Harry Kane moved ahead of Alan Shearer in England’s all-time leading scoring list
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“Some players don’t like the extra responsibility, the pressure and burden of people looking at them.

“Harry loves it. He is relishing the job.

“The manager feels he is the go-to guy when you need a goal, someone to produce something special, to be in the right place at the right time.

“In that England shirt Harry just feels he’s going to score goals. That’s a great feeling to have.

“At Euro 96, once I scored in the first game against Switzerland, I felt I was on a roll. There’s no better feeling.”

In addition to the Swiss, England shared a group with Scotland and the Netherlands on home soil and will find out who they face next year when the draw is made on 30 November.

Starting XI

Shearer’s team for Euro 2020 opener: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Winks, Sterling, Kane, Rashford

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