Trent Alexander-Arnold says his recent England performances have been mediocre
Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold, 22, says his recent performances in England have been mediocre and haven’t done enough to justify a regular starting lineup.
A little about Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold was dropped from the Three Lions squad in March and although he was included in Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020, a thigh injury during warm-up against Austria made him miss the tournament. Now coming again, Trent is back in the international fold and hopes to do enough to force his path back to the beginning of XI Gareth Southgate’s.
What did Trent Alexander-Arnold say?
Trent made his England debut against Costa Rica during the World Cup warm-up in June 2018 and went on to play at the tournament itself in Russia. Trent Alexander-Arnold has earned 13 caps to date, scoring once, but believes his Three Lions form has plunged significantly since winning Switzerland on penalties in third place in the League of Nations in June 2019.
Trent said he thought he was playing really well back then, he just couldn’t hit the ground running after that. Other than that, they were mediocre performances by his standard, which is something he needs to improve. The clearance may come as a surprise to Liverpool fans, who have seen the 22-year-old take up a right-back position and help the club win Premier League and Champions League titles in recent years.
However, unlike Anfield, Trent Alexander-Arnold faces intense international competition, with Kyle Walker, Reece James and Kieran Trippier all at Gareth Southgate’s disposal – what the defender sees as a challenge.The quarterback, who hopes to play Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Andorra at Wembley, added that he would say there is much more competition for seats here. I’m a regular at the club who plays most of the games. Trent Alexander-Arnold thinks it’s just not finding the shape and finding the level he needs and the level he demands on a daily basis. Trent just couldn’t get to this bar.
You are playing a different system with England, with different players. It’s not an excuse, but it’s hard to find your legs, to find shape when you’re not playing on a team with the same players every time. Anyone will have difficulty with this.
The 22-year-old feels like he hasn’t really been the best version of himself since joining the squad. Trent Alexander-Arnold did not put into the actions that he regularly does for his club and expects more for himself when he plays for England. Trent hopes to be able to perform within the next week and be able to do so. Alexander-Arnold wants to win trophies with England he wants to be a regular. he wants to get the team out and thinks these things are achievable for him.