Raheem Sterling proved why he is first choice for England against Croatia

Raheem Sterling proved why he is first choice for England against Croatia

It seems every international tournament is filled with debate about Raheem Sterling. This will now be his fourth as part of the England squad and his experience will be considered vital by Gareth Southgate. In hindsight, it seems obvious that he would be starting against Croatia, despite his questionable club form. He is trusted by the manager and he adds much needed tournament experience to a youthful squad. There is rightly excitement about the generation coming through now. Marcus Rashford, …
England - Is Football Finally Coming Home

England - Is Football Finally Coming Home

Why Jack Grealish must start for England against Croatia

Why Jack Grealish must start for England against Croatia

England have had to deal with availability issues during their two pre tournament friendlies against Austria and Romania. However, one player has taken advantage of his opportunity and Gareth Southgate needs to find a way to fit him in. That player is Jack Grealish. There were worries that he was still struggling with an injury, but two all-action displays underline his value to the national team. The issue for Southgate is how to fit him in and how to get …
Five big decisions Gareth Southgate has got right

Five big decisions Gareth Southgate has got right

England boss Gareth Southgate has defied expectations since taking over as national team boss. The former Middlesbrough and England Under 21 manager has done much more than ‘steady the ship’ since Sam Allardyce’s ill-fated short stint came to an end and is rightly earning plaudits for his stewardship as the World Cup approaches. There is – of course – time for all that to change once the games kick off, and the tabloids might already have their cruelly Photoshopped front …