Tottenham Hotspur pair Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks and Southampton duo James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond have been left out of England’s final 23-man squad for the Nations League finals. England face the Netherlands in Guimaraes on June 6 in the semi-finals of the competition and should they win they will face Switzerland or Portugal three days later in Porto.
The decision to leave out right back Trippier comes a year after he was one England’s leading players in their run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.
“Kieran Trippier has had such a big impact, he had such a brilliant World Cup. He has been a really valuable member of our squad and has a great attitude with us, real passion in playing for England but Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Kyle (Walker) have finished the season so strongly,” said England manager Gareth Southgate.
“So it is a position where we have got real competition for places. That is as hard a decision as we have had to make,” he added.
Winks has only recently returned from injury and like Trippier could be involved in the Champions League final on June 2 for Spurs against Liverpool in Madrid.
Although not part of the formal 23-man group, Ward-Prowse and Redmond will remain in training with the rest of the England squad and could possibly come into contention if there are injuries. Read More