LISTEN: On today’s EUROS DAILY, how can England fix their midfield troubles, and is Declan Rice a victim of what’s going on around him?

  • The Three Lions were poor on the ball against Denmark and Rice struggled
  • It’s likely that Gareth Southgate will now look for a new partner for the midfielder
  • LISTEN to It’s All Kicking Off! Declan Rice ‘had a shocker’ against Denmark – but is the Arsenal midfielder the victim?

Much has been made of Gareth Southgate’s post-match comments about England’s struggles to replace Kalvin Phillips, with the Trent Alexander-Arnold midfield experiment failing.

Southgate has struggled to find a replacement for Phillips since the Manchester City midfielder’s drop off of form, and it’s likely another man will now be tried for the Three Lions’ final group game against Slovenia.

Declan Rice, however, struggled majorly against Denmark. The Arsenal man was off the pace, but is it possible that those around him are the issue?

According to Mail Sport’s Mike Keegan on the latest episode of ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’, there is a simple way to fix the midfield that just isn’t clicking so far, despite Jude Bellingham’s goal against Serbia.

There’s also a clamour to see a wide player that hasn’t taken to the field yet, with frustrations as the lack of functionality evident on the latest episode of the podcast.

When all is said and done, there is an agreement that the decision to field Alexander-Arnold in midfield in the first two games was a bizarre one, and that it certainly shouldn’t be seen again.

Listen to It’s All Kicking Off! on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. New episodes released every day during the Euros.

England’s midfield, including Jude Bellingham (left) and Declan Rice (right), is struggling

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