Football News: England Considers Tactical Shift to 5-3-2 Formation for Euro 2024 Quarter-Finals against Switzerland

After a disappointing group stage showing at Euro 2024, the Three Lions are now facing a tough quarter-final clash against an impressive Switzerland side. Manager Gareth Southgate is considering reverting to a 5-3-2 formation, which has previously brought success during his England tenure.

The absence of the excellent Marc Guehi means Southgate will have to make some changes to his starting XI. Switching to a 5-3-2 system could be the best option to get the most out of his team and counter Switzerland’s own use of the same formation under Murat Yakin.

“Some of England’s best moments under Southgate have come while playing a 5-3-2, and with the Swiss already knocking out defending champions Italy, the Three Lions will need to be at their best to progress to the semi-finals of Euro 2024.”

The potential England lineup in a 5-3-2 formation for the quarter-final clash could see Jordan Pickford in goal, with a back three of Harry Maguire, John Stones, and Conor Coady. Wingbacks Reece James and Luke Shaw would provide the width, while Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, and Mason Mount form the midfield trio. Up front, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling could lead the line.

This tactical switch could be the key to unlocking England’s potential and reigniting their campaign in the latter stages of Euro 2024. Fans will be eager to see if Southgate’s bold decision pays off against the formidable Swiss side.

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