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Seizing the Midfield Spotlight: Alexander-Arnold Euro 2024 midfield ambitions Quest with England

Seizing the Midfield Spotlight: Alexander-Arnold Euro 2024 midfield ambitions Quest with England – Alexander-Arnold Sets Sights on England Midfield Role for Euro 2024. In the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia, Trent Alexander-Arnold is eager to showcase his abilities in England’s midfield, aiming to secure a spot in manager Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championship in Germany next year.

Previously, Alexander-Arnold faced challenges securing a starting position as a right back under Southgate, who favored Reece James, Kyle Walker, or Kieran Trippier in that role. However, the 25-year-old has thrived since transitioning to England’s midfield this year, particularly shining in a 4-0 victory over Malta in June.

Expressing his ambition, Alexander-Arnold stated, “I see an opportunity to play in the Euros, and it’s an opportunity I want to seize. Every game from now until the end of the season is a chance to earn a starting place in the Euros.”

Reflecting on his standout performance against Malta, he explained, “The Malta game was my best performance in an England shirt. I had discussions with the manager leading up to that camp, and he mentioned a potential opportunity in midfield. When I heard those words, it sparked something within me. There was a chance to go out there and grab it, and I think that’s what I did.”

Seizing the Midfield Spotlight: Alexander-Arnold Euro 2024 midfield ambitions Quest with England
Seizing the Midfield Spotlight: Alexander-Arnold Euro 2024 midfield ambitions Quest with England

In recent months, Alexander-Arnold has frequently played a hybrid midfield role for Liverpool, functioning as a full back defensively but transitioning into midfield during attacking plays. Southgate acknowledged the player’s technical prowess for the midfield position, stating, “When we tried it before, he wasn’t doing that regularly at his club, so that was a little more difficult to get the right sort of transition. Now he is in those areas more regularly at Liverpool, and so that means it’s less unusual when he’s receiving in those tight areas. He’s still learning some of that positionally, but so are some of our other midfield players.”

While England has already secured qualification for the Euro 2024 finals, they will face Malta in Group C at Wembley on Friday before traveling to play against North Macedonia on Monday.

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