Gary Lineker selects three young players for his England team for Euro 2024

As Gareth Southgate is ready to pick his England team for the competition this summer, Dailymail reports that Gary Lineker has selected three young players he would send to Euro 2024. When the competition begins in Germany on June 14, the Three Lions will attempt to win, and commentators have already begun discussing who, if they were in charge of the team, would make their final teams.

A few players are either injured or out of form, which may provide challenges for Southgate. Additionally, some younger players wanting to make an impression on the boss may find the tournament too soon. However, after being questioned by a fan, Lineker—host of The Rest is Football podcast—thinks that three young players in particular need to be taking a flight this summer.

In a Reddit Q&A for his podcast, a fan had questioned the Match of the Day host about which three uncapped players, if it were up to him, he would choose. He said, “Blimey, I’ve been put on the spot there.” “I believe Branthwaite from Everton has a chance,” I said. It’s merely a section of the team where Gareth may be able to offer someone an opportunity.

The man he selected next had already earned two caps for England, but he was still considered a fair consideration because of his impressive showing as a young player this season. “I believe Cole Palmer has a genuine chance of making the squad, even though I know he’s already been in the England squad and played,” he said.

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His third choice was a young player from Man United who has excelled under manager Erik ten Hag and has a genuine chance of being selected after breaking into the first team this season. Since Kobbie Mainoo has greatly impressed me, I shall select him as the alternate. He seems so young—I believe he is just eighteen. Therefore, it’s really amazing that he can perform at a team like Manchester United. Thus, I believe he may slip in.

This season, Everton defender Branthwaite has made 26 appearances for the Toffees across all competitions. He has started 22 Premier League games and is a vital member of the club that is fighting to survive after being docked 10 points. The 21-year-old has played for the Three Lions at both the Under-20 and Under-21 levels. He was a member of the team that defeated Spain to win the 2023 European Championship at that level.

Palmer, who was also a member of the Under-21 winning team, has represented England in two matches: a November 2-0 victory over Malta and a three-day 1-1 draw with North Macedonia. In his first significant Premier League season as a starter, the former Man City playmaker is having a fantastic season for Chelsea, tallying 12 goals and dishing out eight assists.

Regarding Mainoo, he has been receiving a tonne of praise during his breakout campaign at Old Trafford, when he earned a midfield starting position under Ten Hag. Mainoo has stepped up to give some assured and mature performances throughout United’s tumultuous year. He has started 11 league games and scored one goal.

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