England’s national football team is set to take on Ukraine in a crucial Euro 2024 qualifier, despite being without two key players. Manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that he will not call up any additional players to fill in for the absentees and is confident that the team can handle the game with a reduced squad.
England will be without the services of defender Luke Shaw, who is suspended following two yellow cards in the team’s previous game against Italy. In addition, defender Reece James has withdrawn from the squad due to an injury.
Southgate is no stranger to dealing with injury and suspension issues, having faced similar challenges in the past. He is confident that the team’s depth and resilience will enable them to cope with the reduced squad size and secure a positive result against Ukraine.
Despite the challenges posed by the absence of Shaw and James, England still boasts a strong squad, including the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, and Mason Mount. The team has been in good form of late, with impressive wins over San Marino and Albania in their previous Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The match against Ukraine promises to be a closely contested affair, with both teams vying for a spot in the tournament. The absence of Shaw and James may pose some challenges for England, but with the team’s quality and depth, Southgate will be confident of securing a positive result.