Southgate explains why he picked Spurs ace over Man Utd player

Gareth Southgate recently announced England’s preliminary 27-man squad for the UEFA Nations League finals (BBC). The Three Lions will take on the Netherlands in the semifinals on the 6th of June at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal.

If England overcome the Dutch, they will play the winner of the other semifinal tie between Portugal and Switzerland, for the honour of being named the first ever Nations League champions.

On the whole, Southgate has shown faith with the players who have played well to take England to the semifinals. As many as six Spurs players are part of the squad, namely Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.

When he was asked to justify the inclusion of Rose and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell in the squad ahead of Man Utd’s Luka Shaw, Southgate insisted that both players have been excellent for England recently.

According to Football.London, he said, “We are blessed with so much talent in that department. Both Chilwell and Rose have been committed for England.”

When asked if it was a difficult decision to pick the pair, Southgate said, “No. Ben Chilwell and Danny Rose have been excellent for us so they are ahead in the pecking order. But it gives us a lot of good options.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Danny Rose’s form may have suffered the last couple of season due to fitness and other off-field issues but when he is fit and firing, there aren’t too many full backs better than the 28-year-old.

Now that he has a run of games under his belt, we are finally starting to see the real Danny Rose again. We at Spurs Web believe the club should keep Rose beyond the summer if he is willing to stay.

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