When you look at the majority of these national sides, all have that one player a class above the rest… Do England really have that?
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Lacking a match-turner, but there’s hope in Vardy
England seem to be lacking in that player that can produce a piece of magic and turn a potential loss into a draw or a potential draw into a win.
Jamie Vardy is having a breakout season at the age of 29 and seemed to have the Midas touch especially in friendlies coming up to the Euros.
Sturridge injury-prone, and Rooney is past his best
Daniel Sturridge is certainly one of the most skilful English players and one of few that can beat a man. If he can stay fit, he is certainly someone England can call on when times are tough which he showed against Wales
Wayne Rooney has been at the forefront of this England team for quite some time now and has previously been head and shoulders above any other of his countrymen.
However, his decline has now levelled him out with the rest of the England squad and with no doubts that he can produce on his day, the regularity and probability of it happening has decreased drastically.
Not necessary, but would definitely be beneficial
There is nothing wrong with not having a squad with a star player, Italy and many others before them have proved that but with the growth of the Premier league and wealth of quality players, it would seem that England should have a stand out player.
They could potentially already have one within their ranks, it’s just a question of will we see it on the football pitch.
Written by Jonathan Roberts
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