Jamie Carragher names just THREE English stars who would come in France XI – but backs Three Lions bench to win them

JAMIE CARRAGHER believes only three England stars would make the France team but is confident the Three Lions will find a path to victory.

The pundit also claimed that no right-back is better suited to deal with the threat posed by Kylian Mbappe than Kyle Walker.

Jamie Carragher thinks Kyle Walker is a perfect match for Kylian Mbappe

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Jamie Carragher thinks Kyle Walker is a perfect match for Kylian MbappePhoto credit: Reuters
Carragher believes only three English players would make the France squad

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Carragher believes only three English players would make the France squadPhoto credit: Getty
Carragher would select Walker, Kane and Bellingham in a combined XI

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Carragher would select Walker, Kane and Bellingham in a combined XI

England take on France in a thrilling quarter-final game at 7pm on Saturday.

And while Carragher believes France have a stronger starting XI than England, he is confident the Three Lions will win due to the squad’s strength at depth.

In his column for The Telegraph, Carragher suggested only Walker, Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham would be included in the French team.

That means he would likely pick Antoine Griezmann and Aurelien Tchouameni in midfield ahead of Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson.

While he also favors Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamencano on defense over Harry Maguire and John Stones.

Despite France’s manpower superiority, Carragher believes England shouldn’t change to counter their threat.

He dismissed the suggestion Southgate should switch to five behind, saying: “It’s unnecessary.

“Regardless of whether Walker is at right centre-back or right-back, his duel with Mbappe will still be based on their sprint races. England will lose too much in the park if they sacrifice an attacker for a defender.

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“If you could pick any right-back in the world to take on Mbappe, it would be Walker because of his raw pace.”

Carragher also urged Southgate to be brave and use all the options available to him on the bench, where he believes the game could be won.

He said: “If France have a superior starting XI, England will have a better 16-man squad if both sides use their full allocation of substitutes,” he added.

“This game can be won from the bench where Southgate’s options are as good as any other manager in the tournament. This is where he has to be at his boldest.”

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