Watch: Carragher calls Neville ’embarrassing’ in TAA debate

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During Monday Night Football, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were involved in a heated debate over whether Liverpool‘s Trent Alexander-Arnold should be included in the England squad for Euro 2020. 

Having fallen short of his usual high standards this season, Alexander-Arnold was committed from Gareth Southgate’s squad for their recent 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

That decision has raised major doubts over his place at the upcoming Euros, as England have a plethora of talented right-backs to chose from. 

While Neville could understand Southgate’s decision, Carragher claimed that picking Kieran Trippier over Alexander-Arnold was “embarrassing”.

“So I’m saying to myself. A one-off game, in a tournament, in a quarter or semi-final, I ask who England are going to be playing? They’re going to be playing Germany, France, Portugal,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

“Who’s he going to be playing against? Hazard, Mbappe, Sane, Jota, Ronaldo. Who do they want to play against? [Reece] James, [Kyle] Walker or Trent? They’ll say, I’ll let Trent go forward, he’ll leave space behind.”

Despite his comments, Neville eventually picked Alexander-Arnold in his England squad, much to Carragher’s amusement.


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