England managers know you can’t please everyone, and that’s never more true than when picking a World Cup squad.
No sooner had Gareth Southgate named his squad of 23 to travel to Russia this summer than football fans all over England took to social media to declare who he should have taken instead.
Here’s an England XI made up of those left behind – wrongly, in the eyes of Twitter users.
Tom Heaton over Alex McCarthy too 🙈— Callum (@CallumLiddell) May 16, 2018
Ryan Sessegnon should have been picked.— Aaron (@AaronEArmstrong) May 16, 2018
How is Tarkowski.. who got nominated for player of the season not in the England squad, but Gary Cahill is 🤯 #EnglandSquad— P (@PatrickDrake26) May 16, 2018
Lascelles so unlucky to miss out on #EnglandSquad. He’s been a rock and so impressive this season for Newcastle. He’s so much better than Jones and Cahill has hardly played this season!— Sam Ellard (@SamEllard) May 16, 2018
Would have taken Wilshere! #EnglandSquad— Aaron Fletcher (@Az__07) May 16, 2018
This England squad is a joke! All picked on Name/Team. Got nothing to do with current form. Shelvey should have walked into that team! #EnglandSquad— Gary Wallace (@GaryW90) May 16, 2018
Still would have taken Andros Townsend, one of the few players that runs at the opposition in an England shirt— Gareth Hughes (@Gazspurs46) May 16, 2018
Glenn Murray should be on that plane over Danny Welbeck— Alex (@Alexanderrbatty) May 16, 2018
Someone explain Danny welbeck to me please!!! Rather have took Ashley Barnes...— B. (@brettdon09) May 16, 2018
- Press Association