Wilshere responds to Neville’s England XI with his own picks

Jack Wilshere has followed Gary Neville in picking his England XI for next week’s Euro 2020 last 16 tie against Germany.

Neville picked his preferred team yesterday, with his side playing in a five at the back formation.

Reece James and Luke Shaw were the wing-backs, with Kyle Walker moving into a more central role alongside Harry Maguire and John Stones.

The ex-England right-back went for a midfield pairing of Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips. Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka formed his front three.

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Wilshere replied to Neville’s tweet with surprise that neither Jack Grealish or Phil Foden had been picked.

Grealish made his first appearance of the tournament for Gareth Southgate‘s side against Czech Republic, providing the assist for Raheem Sterling’s goal in the 1-0 victory that ensured England topped Group D.

Foden, meanwhile, started the opening two games but was not involved against the Czechs.

Wilshere’s team in full

Like Neville, Wilshere opted for a three-man central defence with wing-backs.

However, he had Tyrone Mings on the left side of defence instead of Maguire, and Saka playing left wing-back in place of Shaw.

The Czech Republic win saw Maguire make his first appearance since recovering from an ankle injury suffered at the beginning of May.

Wilshere has decided to bring Tyrone Mings back in the team. The Aston Villa man played his part in helping the Three Lions to keep two clean sheets in their opening two games.

He also opted for Grealish in the left-sided attacking role.

England take on Germany in the last 16 of Euro 2020 on June 29 at Wembley Stadium.

Joachim Low‘s side qualified for the knockout stages as runners-up after drawing 2-2 with Hungary in their final group game in Munich.

They had earlier lost 1-0 to France before beating Portugal 4-2 in Munich.

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