#sports activities Owen Hargreaves tips Marcus Edwards for England call-up after his ‘superb’ solo run against Spurs
‘There’s at all times house for a participant like that within the crew’: Owen Hargreaves tips Marcus Edwards for an England call-up after he virtually scored and superb aim against Tottenham… as Peter Crouch drools over the ‘spectacular’ Sporting Lisbon star
- Marcus Edwards’ solo run virtually resulted in a aim for Sporting against Tottenham
- The 23-year-old danced round Spurs defenders as he surged in direction of aim
- Owen Hargreaves thinks Gareth Southgate ought to contemplate calling up Edwards
- Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas have been equally wowed by Edwards’ efficiency
- The attacking star was let go by Spurs in 2019 after taking part in one first crew recreation
Owen Hargreaves tipped Sporting Lisbon star Marcus Edwards to be known as up for the England senior crew after an impressive first half show against Tottenham within the Champions League.
It was a notable evening for Edwards, who lined up against the membership that allow him go in 2019 – after he had solely made just one first crew look.
But the 23-year-old didn’t let that have an effect on him as he starred in a false 9 position for Sporting and virtually opened the scoring simply earlier than half-time with an unimaginable solo aim.
Marcus Edwards virtually scored a spectacular aim for Sporting Lisbon against Tottenham
Picking the ball up simply contained in the opposition half, Edwards surged in direction of aim and danced round a number of Spurs gamers as he did so. Challenges got here flying in however he averted them in magical style.
After taking part in a one-two with Francisco Trincao, Edwards wriggled away from a pair extra defenders earlier than his close-range shot was saved out by Hugo Lloris.
Just earlier than the beginning of the second half in Portugal, BT Sport co-commentator Hargreaves was requested by commentator Ian Darke about whether or not Edwards was in line for a Three Lions call-up.
‘How can he not when he is taking part in like that?’ Hargreaves replied. ‘There have been a great deal of internationals and he was one of the best participant on the pitch. That’s what you need as a participant, a chance. He can play in several positions.
The 23-year-old danced round Spurs defenders as he surged in direction of aim within the first half
Owen Hargreaves has tipped the 23-year-old to earn a name as much as the England senior squad
‘He’s taking part in as a false 9 very well and may play as a quantity 10. He simply takes the ball so properly. I believe there’s at all times an area for a participant like that within the crew.
Gareth Southgate will announce his England squad on Thursday forward of two Nations League fixtures later this month – the Three Lions’ final matches earlier than the World Cup.
BT Sport’s studio pundits have been equalled wowed by Edwards’ first half efficiency, significantly his virtually good solo run.
‘This was spectacular,’ Peter Crouch stated. ‘There’s not many passages of play which have all of us on our toes and we have been at this second. I do know we have got a foot within the Spurs camp however this was an unbelievable run.
‘So a lot method and skill, simply could not handle the end. But an incredible passage of play.’
Jermaine Jenas added: ‘It’s a kind of runs simply from a soccer purist’s facet of issues, you take a look at it and go “go on then, finish it”. You’ve performed every thing proper, it is unimaginable. The physique swerving, the motion, the management.
Fellow BT Sport pundit Peter Crouch was equally wowed by Edwards’ ‘spectacular’ show
Edwards joined Sporting Lisbon in January after two and a half years at Vitoria de Guimaraes
‘You’ve acquired to present credit score to Lloris, final line of defence. Gets an actual first rate arm, a little bit of luck. But it is a large, large save.’
London-born Edwards was capped 49 instances by England at youth stage and was a part of the under-19 facet that gained the European Championships in 2017.
He left Spurs in 2019 to signal for Portuguese facet Vitoria de Guimaraes and 20 targets in 85 appearances earned him a transfer to Sporting in January of this yr.
The attacking star has scored three targets in seven appearances thus far this season, together with one against Eintracht Frankfurt within the first spherical of Champions League matches.