Alan Shearer has predicted that England will be eliminated from World Cup 2022 in the quarter-finals, revealing two concerns.
Newcastle legend Alan Shearer believes England will be eliminated from the World Cup in the quarter-finals.
of three lions have reached at least the semi-finals in the last two tournaments; Lost to Croatia in 2018 When Italy in Euro 2020 final.
However, the former England striker, who is worried about defense, doesn’t think Gareth Southgate’s side will perform well this time around.
“I don’t think we’re as far ahead as we’ve been in the last two tournaments,” he said.
“In terms of the midfield position and the forward position, I think Southgate is confident, but defensively it’s an area of concern.
“We have to win the group with the strength of our team.
“My concern for England would be defence, because the further you go in the tournament, the better players you’ll face against your opponents.”
“I think he’s going to have to make some big decisions in terms of starting eleven and what system he’s going to play in.
“Maybe it’s a little easier now that he can have a squad of 26 instead of 23.
“We have an injury or two and maybe a couple of players haven’t played in six or seven weeks so he has to call.
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“After the success of the last two tournaments, I want England to go one step further and aim for the championship.
“I don’t know yet if I can do it or not. It will be very difficult.”
If England wins the group stage, they could face France in the last eight and possibly Argentina in second place.
“Probably the quarter-finals,” said Shearer when asked how far he thought England would go.
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/9708183/shearer-predicts-england-will-be-knocked-out/ Alan Shearer has predicted that England will be eliminated from World Cup 2022 in the quarter-finals, revealing two concerns.