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Is Gareth Southgate playing THREE right backs against Holland?

Southgate has gone full maverick against The Netherlands

We all know Gareth Southgate loves a beer or two at the weekend.


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But has the England manager perhaps started on the pints a bit early looking at his teamsheet to play the Netherlands?

On paper it’s a fairly promising side, brimming with pace and energy against a Dutch team who are nothing compared to their glory years.

Joe Gomez had an outstanding England debut against Neymar and Co

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Gomez pocketed Neymar in their last game

And then you break it down.

Southgate has gone for the bold option of naming two, maybe even three, right backs in his starting XI.

That’s because Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Joe Gomez are all in from the start.

Walker chose to fly back to Manchester from Wembley

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Walker has right back competition

After spending 10 minutes staring at the line up we’re still not sure where everyone is going to play.

In terms of positional strength right back is arguably are most well stocked area, so has Southgate gone full maverick and chucked all of them in at once?

Even banter merchant Henry Winter noticed:

England team to play The Netherlands: Pickford, Trippier, Gomez, Stones, Rose, Walker Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lingard, Sterling, Rashford


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