Reece James’s Euro 2024 place is now at risk according to England boss Gareth Southgate, after a revelation about the Chelsea star. And The Pride of London cover Mauricio Pochettino’s latest Chelsea press conference ahead of playing Manchester City in the Premier League.
James could potentially lose his England spot, says Southgate. The Three Lions chief certainly wanted James on the roster for respective Qualifiers versus Malta and North Macedonia. Yet it was confirmed that the Blue opted out of the squad.
The star rightback is being wisely cautious whilst returning to full fitness after his latest injury setback. James played for 77 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur, but decided not to join his international teammates. Southgate revealed that competition might affect James’s Three Lions status with one remaining chance to impress.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino speaks about Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Nicolas Jackson and more before big game
Defeating an emotional but talented Tottenham Hotspur team, nine men for a good while or not, should still boost the CFC squad’s confidence. And you definitely need as much buoyancy as possible when playing Guardiola’s Man City, even at home. Of the Citizens, Pochettino said his counterpart was just as clever as a player as he is as a boss.
‘Poch’ believes the Sky Blues have earned their domination of English football. However, the Argentine added that they are therefore ‘the team to beat’. He also claims that the Blues are not underdogs, and never are due to the west Londoners’ general stature. Although he does consider MCFC probably the preeminent club in the world.
On the Video Assistant Referee system, the Chels‘ gaffer suggests that it is here to stay and should be used to the best of its ability. In addition to that subject, Poch rightly talked about Nicolas Jackson’s need for further composure. Further topics like fitness are covered at football.london.