‘Kane strongly preferred’ to England’s Euro 2024 squad – not even on training list

Despite Harry Kane’s strong recommendation, there was no place for Eric Dier.

Defender Eric Dier, who made waves after beating out South Korea’s Kim Min-Jae for the starting lineup following his loan move to German giants Bayern Munich, has been left out of England’s preliminary squad for the European Football Championship (UEFA) Euro 2024 in Germany next month.

The England Football Association today announced a 33-man preliminary squad for Euro 2024. Head coach Gareth Southgate will select 26 of them to travel to Germany. Southgate’s final squad will face Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland on June 4 and 8, respectively, after the tournament. England will face Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia in the Euro 2024 main draw.

The biggest storyline of the preliminary roster is the omission of Manchester United’s all-round striker Marcus Rashford, who has been a key part of England’s attack in recent major tournaments. Rashford, who boasts 17 goals in 60 appearances for the Red Devils, was thought to be a shoo-in for the squad after a disastrous run of form this season, scoring just eight goals in 42 games across all competitions. In fact, Southgate even dropped him from the training squad.

Dyer’s exclusion is also notable. Dyer was a long shot to make the England squad for the first half of the season. He was completely out of favor at his former club Tottenham Hotspur and struggled to make the bench, let alone the starting lineup.

However, his situation changed when he was loaned to Bayern Munich in January with six months left on his Spurs 토토 contract.

Dier stepped into the starting lineup while Kim was away at the Asian Cup in Qatar and became a “soul mate” with Matthias Dürich at center back. Dier’s stock soared as he played a key role in Munich’s run to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. “He’s great as a person and he’s stable in defense,” former Munich coach Thomas Tuchel said of Dier.

Dyer began dreaming of a return to the national team, especially with the encouragement of his best friend and England striker Harry Kane. After Dyer played full-time in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg home win over Lazio, he suggested that “Dyer deserves 메이저 토토사이트 to go to Euro 2024″. Dyer’s inclusion had been speculated to be a possibility given the struggles of England’s first-choice defender Harry Maguire (Man United) this season.

However, Southgate has excluded him from the training squad ahead of Euro 2024, following his exclusion from the A-match roster in March.

Aside from Maguire, Southgate has named a central defense of Premier League players, including Joe Gomes (Liverpool), Jared Branswaite (Everton), Mark Geoghegan (Crystal Palace), John Stones (Man City) and Ezri Consa (Aston Villa). Dyer will be watching Euro 2024 from home.


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