Gary Lineker insists Trent Alexander-Arnold is the “BEST offensive full-back in the world” and losing him is a major blow to England as fans fear Gareth Southgate’s men CANNOT win the European Championship now after the Liverpooler Star was excluded due to injury
Gary Lineker has responded to England’s injury “blow” after Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced to resign from Gareth Southgate’s squad as fans fear the Three Lions’ chances of winning this summer.
The nation took a deep breath together on Wednesday evening after the Liverpool full-back hobbled with a muscle problem in the final moments of England’s 1-0 win against Austria on Riverside.
England coach Southgate asked for a calm head after the game and insisted that Alexander-Arnold undergo a medical exam to assess the problem.
Gary Lineker has paid tribute to Trent Alexander-Arnold after he was eliminated from the English squad
The 22-year-old sustained a thigh injury in England’s win against Austria on Wednesday
And the 22-year-old received the worst news on Thursday. Scans showed the Englishman sustained a quad injury and will be on hiatus for four to six weeks.
This means Alexander-Arnold will miss out on Euro this summer and Southgate faces a dilemma over who to replace the dynamic right-back.
The host of the game of the day and former English striker Lineker has lamented the loss of the “Three Lions” as “the best target in world football” on Twitter.
Alexander-Arnold’s absence is a major blow to Gareth Southgate from ahead of the competition
What a blow to @TrentAA and @England, “he wrote.” It’s a shame to lose the best attack in world football right away. “
Fans have flocked to social media, devastated by the loss of the high-flyer just days before England’s opening game against Croatia.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold is out of the European Championship due to injury,” wrote one fan. “How on earth are we going to win it now?”
Another supporter said: “Then Trent Alexander-Arnold is from the euro. I have a bad feeling about our squad now. ‘
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker took to Twitter to describe the news as a “slap”
English fans also fear the Three Lions’ chances without the 22-year-old defender
“After all this speculation, Trent Alexander-Arnold will NOT end up in the UK squad for Euro 2020,” wrote one fan. “@TrentAA, speedy recovery!”
A supporter is hoping Southgate won’t risk their notable players for Sunday’s final friendly against Romania. that is the danger of losing stars through injury.
“Eviscerate Trent Alexander-Arnold and hope Gareth won’t risk many of England’s best players in Sunday’s friendly against Romania,” wrote the fan.
The Liverpool star’s withdrawal gives 10 days to the game against Croatia a place in the squad
England’s squad will no doubt be devastated by the loss of Alexander-Arnold on the eve of the tournament, with Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire being at fitness height ahead of the competition.
Bukayo Saka said Wednesday night that Alexander-Arnold’s injury was “devastating”.
“It’s devastating, he worked hard to earn his place, it’s a shame. We hope it’s not too serious, ”he said.