Alexander-Arnold admits mediocre England performances

Trent Alexander-Arnold says his recent England performances have been “mediocre”.

He claims that he has not done enough to justify a regular place in the starting line-up.

The Liverpool right-back was dropped from the Three Lions squad in March.

Although he was included in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad, a thigh injury in a warm-up game against Austria caused him to miss the tournament.

Now fit again, Alexander-Arnold is back in the international fold.

He is hoping to do enough to force his way back into Southgate’s starting XI.

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Alexander-Arnold England journey

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his England debut against Costa Rica in a World Cup warm-up in June 2018.

He went on to feature at the tournament itself in Russia.

Alexander-Arnold has earned 13 caps to date, scoring once.

He believes his Three Lions form has dipped significantly since a penalty shootout victory over Switzerland in the Nations League third place play-off in June 2019.

“I thought I played really well then, I just couldn’t hit the ground running after that,” he told the Telegraph.

“Otherwise, they have been mediocre performances by my standard, and that’s what I need to improve.”

Such an admission may come to a surprise to Liverpool fans.

They have seen the 22-year-old make the right-back position his own.

He has helped the club win the Premier League and Champions League titles in recent years.

However, unlike at Anfield, Alexander-Arnold faces intense competition at international level.

Right backs Reece James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are all at Southgate’s disposal.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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