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Could the postponement of Euro 2020 benefit England?

Following a successful qualifying campaign, there were big hopes on England’s chances at the European Championships this year. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak the tournament will now be played in the summer of 2021.

Following a successful qualifying campaign, there were once again big hopes on England’s chances at this year’s Euros, along with the fact some of the biggest games of the competition would be played at Wembley stadium, which for many is seen as an advantage on England’s part.

However, will another year for The Three Lion’s players to improve only benefit the side coming up to the tournament?

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Goalkeeper dilemma

One position where England are spoilt for choice is in the man between the sticks.

Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson has become a surprise contender, alongside current No.1 Jordan Pickford, playing a huge part in the Blades incredible fight for a European place in the Premier League.

However, can you drop Pickford who has the experience on the national stage?

With Henderson being tipped to replace David de Gea as Manchester United’s No.1 next season, there’s every chance he could usurp Pickford in the England line up, too.

Chance for a potential position change?

The right back position for England is full of quality, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Arron Wan-Bissaka the two front runners. In the mind to get them both in the side, could next season be the year Alexander-Arnold moves into a midfield position for both club and country?

Tipped by fans and pundits to excel in the centre of midfield, a year under his belt to gain needed experience within a new position will exactly what both he and England would need before a major tournament.

Attacking injury boost

Up top, England had two potential injury worries ahead of the tournament, with both Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford potential doubts. With this break, they can now relax and get back to full fitness in their own time, with the pair being key men to Southgate’s plans.

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In the mind that captain Harry Kane will be fit to start next year, and with another year for each player to perform and improve, the debate on who should start up top along side him is hotter than ever.

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