England boss provides Trent Alexander-Arnold update after Euro 2020 injury scare
England manager Gareth Southgate has provided an update on Trent Alexander-Arnold after he suffered an injury during the friendly victory over Austria, just nine days before Euro 2020.
Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold was selected in England’s 26-man squad for this summer’s Euros on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old was forced off late on against Austria after making a regulation clearance, hobbling around the pitch with the aid of a physio despite the fact England had already used all of their substitutions.
Southgate said: ‘We’re going to have a little look. It’s not good to see the way he went off but we’ll have to assess it over the next 24 hours. I think it’s a thigh [injury].
‘The medical team are still assessing it. We just have to see. It’s not a good sign. We’ll know more in the next 24-48 hours.
‘Let’s see how Trent is first and then we’ll go from there. We don’t know the full extent but the last thing you want is to see him go off in the way he did.’
On England’s win, Southgate added: ‘I thought we started very well. We used the ball well in the first hour or so.
‘We were playing against a very good side. They have good players. They get in between the lines well.
‘The first hour was good in terms of quality. After that we needed to make a lot of changes and preserve people. We got a bid disjointed and people had cramp.
‘We were hanging on at the end. It was understandable given the changes.
‘Jack Grealish showed some lovely touches. You can see he’s still getting to full fitness – with the bursts you know he can make. He’s a quality player.’
“It’s not a good sign to see him have to walk off as he did.” ð¤
What’s the latest on Trent Alexander-Arnold, after the Liverpool defender limped off against Austria?
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