Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho ‘could be sweating for a place in the English Euros’ squad, while Gareth Southgate is so impressed with Jesse Lingard’s performance in last month’s three World Cup qualifiers and for West Ham
- JAston Villa star Grealish has been injured for over a month but will be back soon
- Sancho is also on the treatment table and seems likely to miss more playtime
- Lingard recently impressed Gareth Southgate and was excellent at West Ham
- Southgate has a host of attack options to choose from this summer
Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish face stiff competition for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad amid reports they might miss even because of Jesse Lingard’s form.
According to The sunLingard’s late showdown could come at the expense of both Sancho and Grealish. But Sportsmail understands that both players are still in Gareth Southgate’s plans.
Lingard has been fantastic since being loaned out by Manchester United at West Ham in January’s transfer window and his form earned him a place in Southgate’s roster for last month’s three World Cup qualifiers.
Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho both missed England’s recent games through injury
Lingard recently impressed Gareth Southgate and was fantastic when he was loaned out to West Ham
The 28-year-old, who was key to England’s run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals in Russia, played in all three matches and impressed Southgate, pushing his chances for a place in his last 23-man squad. were significantly enlarged. summer.
The Three Lions boss is said to be ‘so impressed’ with Lingard’s performance and that his ‘immense popularity within the squad’ will be another positive for the group this summer.
Both Sancho and Grealish looked good for Southgate, but they missed the most recent international meeting due to injury.
Sancho has missed the last four games with Borussia Dortmund with a muscle problem and is said to be unable to play in their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City this month.
Grealish will be back in action for Aston Villa against Fulham this weekend after having been eliminated with a leg injury since mid-February.
But both players have been in impressive form this season with Grealish posting seven goals and 12 assists in 23 appearances and Sancho providing 12 goals and 16 assists in Germany.
English boss Southgate has a host of attack options to choose from this summer
Southgate recently revealed that he has already told some players about their chances of making it to his final squad with two months to go until he has to make a decision.
He said, “I’ve talked quite a few so they know exactly where they are.
‘You have to manage expectations of what they might need to do between now and the end of the season.
And of course everyone is so close. It’s not something that anyone sees outside of camp, but if players train at the right level every day, encourage each other during those sessions, get along well socially.
‘It’s not just about that social part, but the part where you accept that you are sitting on the couch, accept that you are playing your part and not playing the number of minutes.
“That is crucial and was important for us to get nine points.”
England beat San Marino, Albania and Poland last month and will face Austria on June 2.