Euro 2024:Walcott urges Southgate to replace Foden with England winger


Former Arsenal forward, Theo Walcott, has urged England manager Gareth Southgate to drop Phil Foden for winger Anthony Gordon when the Three Lions play Denmark at Euro 2024 on Thursday.

Walcott insisted that Gordon is fearless, adding that he likes the Newcastle United winger.

“I like Anthony Gordon. I have seen him up and personal,” Walcott was quoted by Metro UK as saying.

He likes to challenge defenders, keep them guessing and I feel like you are going to need something different, and that is why he’s there.

“So, if I was going to change things, I will probably put him in. I think there is a lot of debate about Phil Foden at this moment in time, who is best to play in those positions.

“Obviously, Bellingham for me, is a stand out player, which then means you lose a lot of Foden’s qualities, so I would probably like to see Anthony Gordon, if I’m being brutally honest.

He’s so exciting, he’s fresh and he is fearless and I think you need that at international level.”

England won their first match 1-0 against Serbia, thanks to Jude Bellingham’s first half goal.