Top pundit Gary Neville has advised England manager Gareth Southgate to make some changes to the starting line set to face Belgium on Thursday. Both sides are set to meet to determine the Group G winner.
The former player with 85 caps for England said he has seen England teams “blow up” in the quarter final stage because they run out of legs to see the job through. He hopes the manager would have “faith and trust” in the squad to perform against Belgium so when required to perform in the knockout phase they would.
The 43-year old Neville has asked that Eric Dier get an opportunity at some point. He added that the team would need to play another centre-forward aside Harry Kane at some point so he might as well get an opportunity now.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has said he would rest a lot of his stars and rotate the squad ahead of the next stage. His golden generation of Belgian stars have been doing very well; However, they yet to have a decent test. The Three Lions would be their first major test in Russia.
Before both sides meet on Thursday evening, Group H would have been decided that afternoon so the managers could decide to play their teams based on their intended opponents. Well, they could outrightly let their second teams just be and then field their first teams against whoever they are drawn with.