Gary Neville has aimed a jibe at Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on Twitter after four right-backs were picked by England for Euro 2020.
All the talk was about whether Liverpool’s academy product will be selected, and despite suggestions that Trent Alexander-Arnold might not get that golden ticket, he was picked, alongside three other players for his spot.
Previously, Carragher famously claimed on Sky Sports to Neville that ‘no-one wants to grow up’ and being like the Manchester United legend.
Well, fast forward to today and England can even afford to leave the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Ayling and Matty Cash at home, and on top of that, select four players in that spot.
After it was confirmed that, Kyle Walker, Reece James, Kieran Trippier and Alexander-Arnold will be heading to the Euros, Neville issued this brilliant response to Carragher on Twitter:
That’s ten defenders selected by Gareth Southgate and six of them being full-backs, and if you include Bukayo Saka’s ability to play at left-back, then you nearly have a starting XI.
Either way, a lot of criticism was heading Southgate’s way when it was suggested that TAA might not be on that plane.
But given that TAA is a Premier League and Champions League winner, Walker just won the PL again, Trippier won La Liga and James won the Champions League, it was going to be pretty harsh to leave either one of them out.
And now it will be interesting to see how Southgate uses the likes of Alexander-Arnold and whether the technically-gifted talent will be utilised in midfield at any moment during the tournament.