Neville criticizes Alexander-Arnold benching in England vs Slovakia

Neville criticizes Alexander-Arnold benching in England vs Slovakia

Gary Neville has slammed the ‘illegal’ decision not to select Trent Alexander-Arnold for England’s last-16 clash with Slovakia at Euro 2024.

England produced an awful first-half performance as they fell 1-0 behind to Ivan Schranz’s strike in Gelsenkirchen.

And Neville tore into the Three Lions for their woeful display, calling for changes at half-time and highlighting Alexander-Arnold being on the bench as a key problem.

‘He needs two or three changes now,’ Neville said on ITV. ‘It’s illegal that we don’t have Trent Alexander-Arnold on the pitch.’

Neville was part of the coaching staff when England suffered a humiliating exit at the hands of Iceland in the last 16 at Euro 2016 and warned they were heading the same way if they did not dramatically improve in the second half.

‘I was sat on the bench for the Iceland defeat eight years ago,’ he added. ‘This has got Iceland vibes all over it. It’s now or never for Gareth Southgate.’


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