Gary Lineker believes that England should rest one of their full-backs against Senegal so that he is fresh when they play France.
After comfortably finishing top of their group, England must now win against Senegal in the round of 16, if they want to progress to the next round. Although the African team has been without their talisman, Sadio Mane, they have put in some impressive performances.
BBC pundit Lineker thinks that they should rest Kyle Walker because he is “probably the only full-back on the planet that can compete with Kylian Mbappe.”
🗣 “Kyle Walker is probably the only full-back on the planet that can compete with Kylian Mbappe.”@GaryLineker says Gareth Southgate should rest Kyle Walker against Senegal.
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— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 2, 2022
England isn’t yet guaranteed a place in the semi-finals and as we all know anything can happen in tournament football.
Do you think Lineker is counting his chickens before they hatch?