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The Southgate Juncture: Alexander-Arnold or Reece James?

England is preparing qualifying matches for the Qatar World Cup 2022 that will have between this week and the next in front of Albania and San Marinoy with which you can certify the first group position, in which the Albanians are only three points behind.

Gareth southgate he must decide among all his selected eleven that seems to have little room for novelties in view of the Eurocup and subsequent matches. The doubts, that also exist between the press of England and the own fans, is to know who will occupy the right back, where until now he played Kieran trippier, injured, and where there is a void.

The positive for the Three Lions is that there is no bad option. Trent Alexander-Arnold or Reece james are the options that the selector shuffles. Or what is the same, surely the two fittest players of the season at this moment in their squad. Blessed doubts that will have to be resolved before Friday to know who jumps from the starter against Albania.

From experience, although he is not much older, in the absolute should be the footballer of the Liverpool. At 23, he has worn the shirt 14 times, almost twice as much as Reece James, who has had 8 appearances.. Even by name, because Alexander-Arnold It has long since taken over the right lane ‘red’ and has become an offensive and defensive pillar in this time of one of the best teams in the world. This season he is playing at his best, with 1 goal and 7 assists in 12 games. Very prominent numbers for one side.

It’s not far behind either James. Undisputed holder already in le Chelsea, his overwhelming power at age 21 and his scoring ability, added to the glove on his right leg, make him an option to take into account. He has scored 4 goals and given another 4 with the ‘blues’, which is why he has participated in the same goals as Alexander-Arnold in also 12 games, although, yes, with quite a few less minutes that the Liverpool footballer, who has played 1,049 for 753 ‘of Chelsea.

We will leave doubts on the same Friday against Albania in a key duel for the qualification of Qatar. The finesse of Alexander-Arnold or the power of James. It is up to Southgate to decide.

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