Gary Neville predicts England star will be dropped for Euro 2020 final vs Italy

Gary Neville believes Bukayo Saka could be dropped for England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday.

The Arsenal winger regained his place in Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up on Wednesday evening as England sealed a 2-1 win over Denmark in extra time.

But Neville believes the final at Wembley could be ‘one game too much’ for Saka, who missed the 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final due to an ankle injury.

And the former United defender believes either Jadon Sancho or Marcus Rashford, who is yet to start a game this tournament, are the two best options to replace Saka.

‘I agreed with bringing him [Saka] back last night because I felt he had been the most lively of the wide players, along with Raheem Sterling,’ Neville told Sky Sports.

‘I am not sure he will start Sunday. I think that might just be too much for him.

‘What he did last night, the amount he has given in this tournament, I just feel we will see somebody else.

‘I look at [Giorgio] Chiellini and [Leonardo] Bonucci, and I think, who wouldn’t they like to have in those wide areas, making those inside runs?

‘And 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 need to be quick players, who make out to in runs, so I don’t think we will see Saka on Sunday.

‘I think it might be one game too much for him.

‘I was there in Euro 1996 as a 21-year-old and I was absolutely exhausted as I went through the tournament.

‘I just feel that, on Sunday, he may be a handy sub to have and he [Southgate] may bring in other players, who haven’t played on Wednesday night.’

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