Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes that Jonjo Shelvey can be a useful player for England if he is selected. He said that the player will bring different options to the team and maybe a great asset to the England team.
Rafael Benitez said that Jonjo Shelvey has been an outstanding player this season for Newcastle United and that there is no doubt that he might be useful for the England team.
He said that there are already some good midfielders in the England team but he feels that Shelvey will bring some different options. He said that the Newcastle midfielder is at his best when his team possesses the ball and when there are players running around him to provide options.
Benitez said that with the quality of the players in the England team there is no doubt that Jonjo Shelvey will adapt quickly and establish himself in the side.
Gareth Southgate is due to announce his team next week and Rafael Benitez has urged the national coach to select Shelvey, as Steve McMahon shares the same opinion , seeing him as better player than some others who are already invited in national team . He said that he has been working with the player for quite some time now and that he has all the quality to not only create opportunities but also score goals.
Whilst Shelvey is currently at long odds to be playing in the starting eleven for England in Russia this summer, he may well have a chance to fight for the position if he plays in either of the pre-tournament friendlies against Nigeria or Costa Rica. A good showing could help him make his mark. England are currently 5th favourites to win the tournament.
He said that the World Cup is a big tournament and that you need not only quality players but also different options in the team, which also can make a difference for online bookmakers and the odds they offer. If you are a fan of England national team and a World Cup lover, be sure to check out the best offers and put some wagers online. He also said that there are matches where you need to adapt to the opposition or change your tactics and this is where having a player such as Jonjo Shelvey can be useful, and surely he will give a reason to all football fans to place a bet on England!
Benitez said that Shelvey has been amazing this season just like all the other Newcastle players and this is the reason why they have managed to remain in the Premier League. He said that it has been a great season and he will be looking ahead to the next one.