Trent Alexander-Arnold has quickly established himself as one of the world’s best defenders in recent years, since his debut for Liverpool in 2016. The 22-year-old is currently out injured but has kept pace with the progress of Chelsea star Reece James, who is competing with him for the right-back position in the national team. England.
20-year-old Reece James has also had a rapid rise to fame at Chelsea. The right-back has climbed into Chelsea’s famous youth system and spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Wigan Athletic in the Championship, where he gained a crucial experience.
James impressed one and all with his performances for Wigan and was retained by Chelses before the start of the 2019-20 season. The Englishman spent much of last season trying to remove veteran defender Cesar Azpilicueta from the right-back position, which he finally managed to do.
Reece James has become a regular in Chelsea’s starting squad, and his stellar performances for the Blues have earned him a call-up to the England national team. James made four appearances for England, during which he impressed fans and fans alike.
Trent Alexander-Arnold welcomes competition for places in England from Chelsea’s Reece James
Liverpool right-back Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has said he welcomes competition from his rival Chelsea.
“I remember he was always good for Chelsea’s youth teams, I remember watching him in the Youth Cup,” Trent Alexander-Arnold told Evening Standard.
“Chelsea are probably the most difficult team to get into on the local road and as a young English player. To be able to do that is a statement in itself. He has shown since he came in the last year or so that he is a good player, solid on defense and good forward, ”he said.
Trent Alexander-Arnold praised his teammate in England and went on to say that Reece James has a bright future and the potential to become one of the best defenders in the world.
“He’s a right-back and probably above with some of the best in the league. He’s still young and has a lot to learn but in terms of his talent and potential he’s a good player,” Alexander- Arnold said. said.
“The competition for the loci is always exciting. It’s always something that helps me, I think it helps a lot of players to improve. I think the right defender is the most populous position for England, there are a lot of really good players going for one. position therefore will always cause headache to the manager, ”he added.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James will face competition from those such as Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kieran Trippier, and Tariq Lamptey for right-back positions in the England squad for Euro 2021.
Currently it is the Liverpool and Chelsea defenders who lead the row for the spots, but it will be interesting to see if Gareth Southgate decides to pick on the final team for the tournament.
Posted on November 28, 2020, 6:07 PM CET