Gareth Southgate admits selection headache after Marcus Rashford’s showing
England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted that he has a selection headache on his hands following Marcus Rashford’s stunning goal against Costa Rica in a World Cup warm-up game. The 20-year-old did not have the best of seasons with Manchester United where he was restricted to limited gametime but he nevertheless put up a strong showing in the Three Lions shirt.
Aside from Rashford, the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph both impressed during the game whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold and Nick Pope were handed their England debuts. The Three Lions have struggled to perform efficiently during the previous editions of the World Cup but there is a sense of optimism from the fans this time around with the nation possessing several game-changers.
Regardless of Rashford’s display, he may probably start on the bench against Tunisia on June 18 but the youngster should not lose motivation as any mistake from other attackers could witness Southgate picking him in their expense. England secured a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in their recent friendly where Danny Welbeck also found the scoresheet. The Arsenal forward is the highest scorer in the present squad with 16 goals in 39 appearances.