Euro 2024: Two England players Southgate must drop vs Switzerland – Shearer

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Former England striker Alan Shearer has advised Gareth Southgate to drop two players for their Euro 2024 quarter-final against Switzerland.

The Three Lions finished top of Group C despite poor performances against Serbia, Denmark and Slovakia.

Southgate’s men then produced a dramatic comeback to see off Slovakia in the Round of 16.

Shearer has now warned that England will need to improve to get past a Switzerland side that knocked out European champions Italy.

He has now urged Southgate to drop Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka for Anthony Gordon and Cole Palmer.

“I can see what Gareth Southgate is trying to do, but I would much prefer if we were more balanced on the left-hand side, hence me wanting Anthony Gordon on that side because I don’t think the Phil Foden thing has worked there,” Shearer told Betfair.

“I understand they are unbalanced because of Kieran Trippier having to play at left-back, he’s going to have to change again because Guehi is suspended.

“I think Phil Foden has been unlucky, he hasn’t looked comfortable in the system England want to play. That left-hand side hasn’t looked right, we haven’t got in behind anywhere near enough on that side.

“His game is he wants to come inside and someone comes on the overlap. That’s been difficult for England to do with the lack of a left-footer in Trippier. So, he has been unlucky.”

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