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"Saka Should be Dropped in The Euro Final, Rashford Should Start Ahead Of Him" - Gary Neville

Saka is one of England's best players so far in this tournament and created the own goal which saw the Three Lions equalise against Denmark. He has increased the pecking order, above Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden, but Neville believes Southgate has to make a tough decision for the game at Wembley.

Gary Neville has controversially claimed that Gareth Southgate must drop Bukayo Saka for the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on Sunday.

“I'm not sure he will start on Sunday. I think that might be too much for him. What he did last night, how much he dominated in this tournament, i just feel like we'll see someone else.

"I agreed to bring him [Saka] back in the semi-final because i felt he was the keenest of the wide players, along with Raheem Sterling," Neville told Sky Sports.

"I just think that on Sunday he can be a practical substitute to have and Southgate can bring in other players who didn't play on Wednesday night."

“I actually think it could be a game for Marcus Rashford or Jadon Sancho to accompany Sterling in those wide positions. I think those wide positions have to be fast players, racing each other, so i don't think we'll see Saka on Sunday. I think it might be one game too many for him. I was there at Euro 1996 at 21 and was absolutely exhausted as i went through the tournament, "he said.

The former Manchester United captain believes Southgate should call on Marcus Rashford or Sancho to find an opening against the Italian defense. “I watch Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, and i think, who would they love to have in these big areas, to do these indoor races? Neville added.

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