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Ian Wright picks his England XI for Germany showdown

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Ahead of England’s showdown with Germany in Euro 2020, Ian Wright has named his ideal XI for the Three Lions.

Ian Wright is in favor of England using a 4-3-3 formation to take the game to Germany in Tuesday night’s last-16 clash.

The Three Lions have yet to hit their stride in Euro 2020 despite topping Group D. In fact, they’ve scored only two goals so far – both courtesy of Raheem Sterling – and there has been some debate on whether Gareth Southgate should change his approach for the Germany match.

The Germans, like England, haven’t really reached their best form in the competition. Their defense record is especially poor, having conceded five goals in their three games so far. But they have scored six times on the other side of the pitch.

Therefore, Wright wants to see England continue with a four-man defense at Wembley. The former Arsenal striker would also drop Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka in favor of Mason Mount and Phil Foden.

“For me, I’d go with the 4-3-3 and try to force ourselves on Germany,” said Wright on ITV.

“I’d bring Mount in for Grealish… I’d play Foden, [Harry] Kane and Sterling up front.

“I’d play [Declan] Rice, [Kalvin] Phillips and Mount [in midfield]. And then the back four – [Luke] Shaw, [Harry] Maguire, [John] Stones and [Kyle] Walker.’

He added: “I want us to play with those wingers and keep them pinned back.

“If we can keep [Joshua] Kimmich and [Robin] Gosens out of it and force our game on them. We’ve got a better chance of beating them rather than trying to nullify Germany.”

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