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We don't have a Xavi or Pirlo, so Southgate will need some time to try players in different midfields until we find a formula that works
Defintiely agree with this. Henderson and Rice doesn't really work for me. Rice is someone you'd potentially add to a midfield if you're 2-0 with 70 minutes gone to sure it up a bit, not a starter for me. I would leave Henderson as the Anchorman and have a more creative player just in front of him. Who that is I do not know.
I'd definitely give a Winks, Henderson, Maddison combination a try. But even if it is better than what we currently do, I'd still be concerned to see how it matches up against teams like Spain, France and Belgium.
Our frontline on the other hand - would you say there will be a better one on show at Euro 2020? I don't think so. They won't get the chance to show it if our midfield is outclassed though.
I worry Southgate will always revert back to Rashford on the wing. Sancho should be nailed on for a starting place IMO, saw him a lot for Dortmund last season and he is more or less unplayable at times. Rashford is a great sub to have when you're chasing a game and need to go two up front.