Alan Shearer insists England must make tactical tweak involving Newcastle United star at Euro 2024

Alan Shearer believes England would be better suited with Anthony Gordon or Eberechi Eze involved
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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer believes England should look to involve Anthony Gordon in their set-up from the off against Denmark.

The Three Lions made hard work of their 1-0 win over Serbia in Gelsenkirchen, with Jude Bellingham's towering header marking the only goal of the game. Trent Alexander-Arnold partnered Declan Rice in the middle of midfield and his inclusion has sparked debate in recent days.

Set to take to the field once again in just over 24 hours, Gareth Southgate may look to tweak his starting XI to better prepare against the threats posed by Kasper Hjulmand's side. Manchester United duo Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund will need to be carefully dealt with, given the former found the net in their 1-1 draw with Slovenia.

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"I wouldn't call it a big concern, but the more pressing thing is what happened to Trent in midfield, I thought he did alright without being spectacular," began Shearer, speaking exclusively to Betfair recently. "Is Phil Foden going to continue to play on the left-hand side?

"I don't think having a right-footed left back in Trippier helps Foden, because every time you're getting the ball, you are receiving it on the inside. Those are the things I'd be looking at.

"The two talking points are who plays alongside Rice and who plays on that left side. Saka on the right in the first half was unplayable, he tied the two left-sided players inside out, in the second half he didn't really have a kick because they came out and did much better.

"I would play Bellingham alongside Rice and Foden as the 10, which is where he wants to play. I don't think that would be a problem at all, you're playing Bellingham with Rice so you free up that left side for someone who can run in behind, whether that would be Eze or Gordon. That's what I would have done and that's what I'd do against Denmark."