And though the 19-year-old impressed before being substituted in the 69th minute, he will be sacrificed as Southgate looks to alter his formation versus Roberto Mancini’s men.
Atletico Madrid full-back Trippier has started two matches of the campaign thus far and came off the bench with 15 minutes remaining of extra time against the Danes in the last round.
Southgate started out with a 4-3-3 formation for England’s opening three group games before opting for a three-man defence as goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane earned the hosts a famous victory over Germany in the last 16.
According to The Telegraph, the England head coach experimented with various formations in training at St. George’s Park over the last few days before making his decision.
The report claims Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to be introduced as a substitute for this evening’s spectacle.
More to follow.
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