The England football team has developed rapidly ever since Gareth Southgate took over as the boss. His first tournament was a major success as they reached the semi-finals before being defeated by Croatia. This was one of the England football team’s best performances in a major international tournament in recent times, and fans celebrated this feat.
England under Gareth Southgate lined up in a 3-5-2 formation back in 2018 as he focused on defensive solidity the most. That said, they were way better with the ball when compared to recent tournament performances, with the emphasis being on playing out from the back.
The England football team lined up throughout that tournament with Jordan Pickford in goal, and Kyle Walker, John Stones, and Harry Maguire playing in front of him. Ashley Young and Kieran Trippier lined up as attacking wing-backs, while Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard played in front of a shielding Jordan Henderson.
Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane made up the front two with the latter winning the Golden Boot with six goals to his name. England have grown a lot since that time, and the country has seen many exciting young prospects creep up everywhere in club football.
Only Kane, Sterling, Henderson, and Maguire will cut it as starters among that group, with many losing their form or getting older.
Gareth Southgate also shifted into a 4-3-3 after the World Cup, which could see many of the aforementioned prospects get their chance in an England shirt.
The likes of Jamie Vardy, Ashley Young, Gary Cahill, and Phil Jones have not played for England since the World Cup. England are also in a state of bliss as they have a handful of youngsters starring for major clubs across the country.