Social Zone Euros Special: Southgate compared to Mike Bassett with team selection

England manager Gareth Southgate caused quite a social storm when he named seven defensive players in his starting XI against Germany on Tuesday.

The team was as follows: Jordan Pickford, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.

It is safe to say Southgate's team selection received a fair amount of criticism.

Jack Grealish was named on the bench but there was no place for Dominic Calvert-Lewin. He was left out of the matchday squad alongside defensive duo Ben Chilwell and Ben White.

Southgate had the last laugh as goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane secured a 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley to seal a place for England in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

Social media reaction to England XI

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