Tottenham star to be axed from England starting XI – report

Tottenham star to be axed from England starting XI – report

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier is set to miss out on a starting spot for England against the Czech Republic on Friday night, according to the Times.

It is believed Gareth Southgate will go with former Spurs man Kyle Walker at right-back instead for the crucial Euro 2020 qualifier.

At last summer’s World Cup both Walker an Trippier were selected in most games, with Walker playing on the right of a back three and Trippier at right wing-back.

But it looks like Southgate plans to go with a back four on Friday, so there is only room for one of them.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has pulled out of the Three Lions squad with an injury, meaning Trippier may get a chance to play against Montenegro next week if Southgate rotates his team.

Earlier this week, Trippier admitted he “could have done a lot better” for Tottenham since returning from the World Cup.

Indeed, his place is under threat from the likes of Alexander-Arnold and Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was unfortunate to miss out on a place in the squad.

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