Today was a good day for Daniel Sturridge, and Marcus Rashford. However it was not such a good day for Andros Townsend, and Daniel Drinkwater. As the time neared for the declaration of the names of England’s 23 man squad for Euro Cup 2016 live streaming, Roy Hodgson became more ruthless with the names under doubt.
Hodgson’s experience with Fabian Delph and his groin injury prompted Hodgson to omit Danny Drinkwater of Leicester and Andros Townsend of Newcastle from his final team. His final list was submitted as per the UEFA 11 PM (BST) deadline yesterday. He met with the duo face to face after their training at the London Colney base, Tuesday morning, to give them the bad news. They did not make the cut due to physical injuries. Danny Welbeck was ruled out of the game against turkey with only 14 minutes at hand, at this point Hodgson has called Townsend to the setup. This was a temporary setup and by trimming Townsend he has restored the balance of 5 strikers, 8 midfielders and 7 defenders to the England team. check the Euro Cup 2016 Schedule.
Daniel Sturridge reportedly recovered completely from his calf injuries which had put him on the gallows earlier. The injuries kept him from playing against Australia at the Stadium of Light in the last Euro friendly of England. In reality the choice was quite a dubious one as the Liverpool forward has only played 58 minutes for England since 2014 September. He is currently seen preparing hard for the upcoming match against Russia on 12 June 2016.
Young guns of England
The inclusion of Rashford, though logical is also surprising at the same time. Rashford is one of the youngest players to have been included in the squad. He was playing under-18 academy football only a few months ago and he graduated to international games only a couple of weeks ago. Although Man U academy coach was quite against Rashford taking part the international scene, on 16 May Rashford’s name was confirmed to be on the preliminary team for the 2016 tournament. His first opening goal was against Australia at the Stadium of Light match within the first 3 minutes of the game. He is a marvelous player with an appetite for victory.
Attack is their main strategy
With the current list of names it is apparent that England wants to use their attack as their defense. In that case, taking a dynamic player like Rashford was the best decision Hodgson has made in quite a while. Rashford has a flair for moving past obstacles on the field. The team has a collection of some brilliant players in the midfield positions. Rooney will be accompanying Rashford in the forward positions although his position in the final 23-man squad was quite fixed ever since the beginning of this season. do not forget to check all the Euro Cup 2016 Stadiums.