5 key players for England in the 2018 World Cup
- Jordan Pickford:
It is unsure as to who will be England’s #1 in the World Cup but as of things right now, it seems that Jordan Pickford might just be leading the race. Pickford is young and sharp and has done pretty well for Everton this season in spite of the fact that the Merseyside club did not have the best of seasons. England have conceded sloppy goals in the past but with Pickford between the sticks, there is some reliability and it is important for Pickford to have a good game if England are to progress in the tournament.
- Jordan Henderson:
There are concerns over the midfield options England have and it is very important that Jordan Henderson is at his best in the World Cup. The England captain not only needs to lead the team with utmost motivation but also requires him to be at the top of his game. His passing needs to be incisive and at the same time Henderson needs to be available to protect his defenders. If this happens frequently, England are surely going to do well in the World Cup.
- Raheem Sterling:
Sterling has been one of the most exciting players to watch this season with the young Englishman having a major role to play in Manchester City’s success this season. Sterling scored 18 goals this season and assisted in 11 others to turnaround all the criticism he was receiving. His pace and nimble footwork will definitely come handy for the Three Lions and it is necessary that the former Liverpool man is involved in goals in Russia next month.
- Marcus Rashford:
The young English striker has received some criticism this season because of his decision making. That being said, the young Manchester United attacker has a lot of potential. Rashford has shown the abilities he possesses in front of the goal and there is no doubt that he is one of the key players in the current England squad. He might have to do it coming off the bench but in any case Rashford’s performance holds the key in how England do in the tournament.
- Harry Kane:
The Spurs striker has done it once again, scoring a minimum of 30 goals per season. To do it on a consistent basis in the Premier league is some achievement as it also speaks volumes for the quality Kane possesses in front of the goal. Kane is undoubtedly England’s most important player in the World Cup and it is very essential that he plays well if England are to stand a chance to win the tournament.
The Three Lions are 18/1 to win the World Cup.