Gareth Southgate face tough decisions in goalkeeper department
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Gareth Southgate face tough decision goalkeeper department

2022 is going to be a very special year in the World of football. For the first time ever, the World Cup will be played in November/December instead of in the summer. Loads of league and cup matches need to be played between now and the start of the World Cup. Therefore, there is only room for two more international games in the schedule. England will play against Italy and Germany for the UEFA Nations League. These are the last two games for Gareth Southgate to find his perfect eleven. England football fans van book their England World Cup 2022 tickets securely online via our online marketplace for football tickets.

Benching headaches for Southgate

Now there are only two games left for Southgate to find his perfect eleven, it’s time for Southgate to build his perfect team. There are a few players who are certain to start during the World Cup. Captain Harry Kame will be the number 9 for sure. Raheem Sterling is another player who looks to be a certain starter. Some other positions are much less definite. In this serie we will discuss some of the positions with multiple options. To start with we kick-off with the goalkeeper.

England team goalkeeper options

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been the pick of Southgate for quite some time now. It’s the big question if he stays that pick now the competition is getting tougher. Especially this year, the goalkeeping options are very strong. Pickford has to compete with Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale. The latter one played a very good season last year, and is now on top of the league with his Arsenal. Arsenal started this season very good with Ramsdale keeping two clean sheets in his first five. The other option Nick Pope made a big transfer from Burnley to Newcastle United. The Toons are under new ownership and are extremely smart on the market. They are building something, with Nick Pope as the main signing. Just like Ramdale, Pope kept two clean sheets so far this season. Are Ramsdale and Pope able to let Southgate change his first goalkeeper?