Jadon Sancho is set to lose his place to Bukayo Saka for England’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark.
Sancho was handed his first start of the tournament on Saturday evening and delivered an impressive performance on the right flank in England’s 4-0 victory over Ukraine.
Saka missed the match due to an ankle injury but the Arsenal winger has also impressed at Euro 2020 with two excellent displays in the wins against Czech Republic and Germany.
Gareth Southgate is now faced with a selection headache ahead of his side’s semi-final against Denmark but widespread reports claim that Saka will get the nod ahead of Sancho for the place on England’s right wing.
That change is expected to be Southgate’s only alteration to the starting XI against Ukraine.
Jack Grealish has started just one game at Euro 2020 and despite being widely backed to secure a place in Southgate’s side for the match against Denmark at Wembley, Aston Villa’s talisman is set to be named as a substitute once again.
Speaking on Wednesday morning, former Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho urged Southgate to start Grealish but predicted that Southgate would favour Saka.
‘Everybody knows I am very, very Grealish,’ Mourinho told talkSPORT.
‘I like the guy because he never hides, he creates unbalanced situations for defenders, he’s brave.
When a team is so solid like England, especially with Rice and Phillips in front of the back-four, I believe a team always needs a player like Grealish.
‘It doesn’t look like he’s an option to start with Gareth, and Gareth is right, especially if England win the Euros – Gareth is right and we are wrong. I would play Grealish but it doesn’t look like he will start.
‘He has a choice between Foden and Saka on the right and I think they are going to start with Saka.’