Gary Neville advises Kalvin Phillips decision and England change as Leeds United star awaits Germany clash

GARY Neville has called for Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips to start England's Euro 2020 last 16 clash against Germany in front of a Three Lions back five featuring two wing backs.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 12:07 pm

Gareth Southgate's side will face Germany in a 5pm kick-off at Wembley on Tuesday tea time as the summer's European Championships reach the first knockout stage.

Phillips is the only England outfield player to have played every minute of every group game so far and Neville believes the 25-year-old should again line up along with West Ham's Declan Rice in the middle of the park.

Taking to his Twitter page, Neville outlined his idea of England's starting XI which consisted of a back five of wing backs Reece James and Luke Shaw either side of centre backs Kyle Walker, John Stones and Harry Maguire.

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Neville then has Phillips and Rice in centre midfield behind a front three of Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.

Neville said he had picked wing backs to match up and engage Germany's and that Rice and Phillips could battle it out with Ilkay Gundogan and Toni Kroos.

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BOTH IN: Gary Neville believes Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, left, and Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips, right, should both start for England against Germany. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.

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