England’s defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of the Euro 2020 after he suffered a thigh injury during the warm-up match against Austria. Trent Alexander-Arnold was seen limping off during the closing stages of the match. The England defender suffered the injury while clearing the ball.
England faced Austria on Wednesday in a Euro 2020 warm-up match. The England team won the match 1-0 but Alexander-Arnold’s injury was a worrying sign for the team. Liverpool’s right-back looked emotional while being monitored on the field by a team of doctors.
Later, England’s manager Gareth Southgate admitted that ‘it was not a good sign’. Trent Alexander-Arnold had a scan on the thigh injury on Thursday. The reports suggested the defender be sidelined for six weeks at least. This means Trent will miss the European Championships 2021.
In an official statement, Football Association said
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of UEFA Euro 2020. The Liverpool player sustained a thigh injury in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Austria in Middlesbrough. A scan on Thursday confirmed the 22-year-old will be unable to play in the forthcoming tournament so has withdrawn from the England squad to return to his club for rehabilitation.
Kyle Walker Likely to Replace Trent Alexander-Arnold
England is a good squad with many players on the bench. So it will not be a tough task for Southgate to find an alternative for Trent Alexander-Arnold. With plenty of back-ups, Southgate will call either of these three names – Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, Chelsea’s Reece James and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier. (Get complete England Team Squad for Euro 2021)
England is scheduled to play Croatia on 13th June at Wembley. They are drawn in Group D along with Scotland, Croatia and Czech Republic.