Who will be England's Centre Backs at Euro 2020?

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Who will be England's Centre Backs at Euro 2020?

Next up in our in-depth look at who would make ours, and Gareth Southgate’s, England squad is the centre backs. Let’s take a look at the contenders…
Who will be England’s Centre Backs at Euro 2020?

The Contenders

Conor Coady (Wolves)

Coady is a decent, dependable choice. He is the captain of Wolves, who have had a pretty average season. Coady, himself, has been solid if not spectacular. He would be a very good backup who can be relied on and Gareth Southgate is a fan. However, we think there are better options.
 
Gareth’s verdict – SQUAD
Our verdict – STAYS HOME
 

Eric Dier (Tottenham)

Dier gets a lot of unfair stick. We are not saying he should make the squad, but he is a decent player who is harshly criticised a lot. His versatility may sneak him in, especially if Jordan Henderson doesn’t make it back from injury. Misses out for us though.
 
Gareth’s verdict – STAYS HOME
Our verdict – STAYS HOME
 

Michael Keane (Everton)

Another decent choice. In Gareth Southgate’s mind, we think there are 3 certainties on this list and Keane will be competing with Coady and a couple of others for the 4th spot. Keane would gain no complaints here if selected, although we wouldn’t pick him ourselves.
 
Gareth’s verdict – STAYS HOME
Our verdict – STAYS HOME
 

Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

The United captain will be one of the first names on the team sheet, and rightly so. For all the criticisms, Maguire is a fantastic defender. As we saw in the last World Cup, too, Maguire is an asset in the opposition box too.
 
Gareth’s verdict – STARTS
Our verdict – STARTS
 
Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa)
 
We think Mings is one of the 3 guaranteed centre backs to make the squad. Gareth clearly likes him, and he has been integral to Villa’s superb season. We would be tempted to give him a place in the starting XI, for reasons we will outline later.
 
Gareth’s verdict – SQUAD
Our verdict – SQUAD
 
John Stones (Manchester City)
 
After Stones fantastic season for City, he will more than likely start alongside Maguire. While Stones is clearly a brilliant player, and probably the most talented defender we have, he scares us. We all saw this in his last England game, gifting Poland a goal. He will start, but we need to be wary of an inevitable mistake.
 
Gareth’s verdict – STARTS
Our verdict – STARTS
 
James Tarkowski (Burnley)
 
Tarkowski has been excellent for Burnley for a number of seasons. It would be great to see him earn a place in the squad. He could easily be playing for a team higher than Burnley. However, given the way Burnley play and the way England like to play, there is a better choice for the 4th centre back.
 
Gareth’s verdict – STAYS HOME
Our verdict – STAYS HOME
 
Ben White (Brighton)
 
This is our pick. Controversial maybe, as he has never even made an England squad. He has been brilliant for Brighton this season and likes to pass out from the back. Given the 4th centre back probably won’t play, we think it would be a great idea to give the place to a younger player who will benefit from just being around the squad.
 
Gareth’s verdict – STAYS HOME
Our verdict – SQUAD
  

Who will be England’s Centre Backs at Euro 2020?

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