Gareth Southgate MUST choose Aaron Wan-Bissaka over Reece James for this summer season’s European Championships.
That’s the view of talkSPORT co-host and Watford striker Troy Deeney, who believes the Manchester United man’s superior defensive qualities would provide one thing completely different for the Three Lions on the event.
Chelsea full-back James has been good since breaking by means of at Stamford Bridge final season and has earned plaudits for his attacking prowess down the best flank.
Wan-Bissaka, in the meantime, is much less in a position offensively however has good defensive skills when marking attackers one-on-one.
The Crimson Devils defender has not been known as as much as England’s senior squad but and with an abundance of choices on the best out there to Southgate – together with Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold – his hopes of creating the 23-man squad are skinny.
Deeney, nevertheless, believes he would provide one thing completely different to the opposite gamers.
“It’s not private, simply an opinion; I don’t assume Reece James goes over Wan-Bissaka,” he informed talkSPORT. “I don’t assume he ought to have been on this squad over Wan-Bissaka.
“He doesn’t at all times begin for Chelsea, that’s a foremost (purpose). However I simply assume Wan-Bissaka is so good defensively.
“You may say what you need about (Wan-Bissaka) with the ball, however in relation to the nitty-gritty you’re going to want somebody who will clamp down on their winger, is aware of his function, does his job, get the ball and provides it to the higher gamers – that’s what you want in these conditions.
“I’d again (Wan-Bissaka) or Kyle Walker as a result of he’s so quick. However I’d have Wan-Bissaka.”