The England captain has scored five goals in two games, including his hat-trick against Panama, and while his manager will be reluctant to leave him on the bench, his centrality to England’s hopes is such that he may be wary of him picking up an injury. I think we’ve got to keep a winning run going.
“I think a few changes without disrupting what we’re doing”.
“It’s important we finish top”, he said.
ESPN’s Nick Ames shares his thoughts on Belgium’s dominant display against Tunisia which saw them top group G. If we play against defensive teams, we have more trouble and people immediately think our play is slower.
But Southgate said England also had to “decide what is our priority”.
Should they lose their final game against England, now on three, and pointless Panama somehow beat England and Tunisia, all three would have six points and the top two would be decided on goal difference.
“We need to look at Lukaku’s ankle”.
While Martinez stressed that he will be sending his players out to win, the former Wigan and Everton boss said that he would not play anybody with an injury or any of his three players who are on yellow cards.
According to Metro, Didier said to the BBC: “I’m really scared he will break a lot of records in the Premier League and at this tournament because he’s only 25”. “It’s always an added bonus to take it into the next game”.
If he ends up notching the victor against England on Thursday evening though, it will be fair to assume United’s media team will probably not be so forthcoming with their praise.
“I restate that the title of top goalscorer doesn’t interest me”, he said.
“We haven’t been able to beat any yet”. We all know the quality of the Belgium squad and the individuals they have. “I don’t want to go back to England in July with a losing feeling”.
That was a sentiment echoed in the English press: “Always unsafe to try and finish second as you think passage might be easier”, wrote the Daily Mirror’s John Cross.