Lineker Calls Out Southgate Over Two Players After Italy Loss

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(Last Updated On: 2022-09-24)


England legend Gary Lineker has called out Gareth Southgate for the non-selection of two players against Italy.

Lineker has questioned why James Maddison was left out of the squad again, while hitting out at the decision to bench Trent Alexander-Arnold.

England suffered a 1-0 defeat to Italy in Milan and have been relegated from the top group of the Nations League. Giacomo Raspadori’s fine second-half strike was enough to seal victory for Robert Mancini’s side.

The Three Lions have now failed to win any of their last five matches. They haven’t scored in their last three and haven’t netted from open play in 495 minutes of action.

And Lineker has certainly made his feelings clear on social media. He believes Leicester star Maddison and Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold would be able to solve England’s creativity problems.

Maddison has just one cap for England in 2019 and was ignored by Southgate despite a fine start to the season for Leicester. Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold remained on the bench at the San Siro on Friday.



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