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Marcus Rashford says the England attack is "scary" into Euro 2020



England is the top-scoring team in the European Championship qualifiers

Marcus Rashford says England's attacking game is "scary" and has the potential to inspire the three lions to a successful Euro 2020.

Gareth Southgate's side 38 goals in 2019 is the most that the national team has done in a calendar year since 1908.

They ended their Euro 2020 qualifying group with seven wins of eight and 37 goals, with 20 of the goals being Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

"I think it's a good combination," said Manchester United's Rashford.

"But we've played games without the special front three and it's scary what we can do as a group of attackers.

"I think all these games are just for the summer and if we go into the summer anywhere near the form we've been in recently, it's going to be a successful tournament."

Sutton questions Kane's point of departure

Harry Kane's place in the team has been reviewed by Chris Sutton

Despite an international break in which England scored 11 goals – a 7-0 tight Montenegro to secure the top spot in Group A followed by a 4-0 victory in Kosovo – former Premier League striker Chris Sutton said captain Kane is not sure on a start place in the page.

Kane did a hat-trick against Montenegro and has taken his three lion numbers to 32 goals, making him sixth on the country's top list.

He also won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, but Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live that he does not consider him a certain starter next summer.

"When I entered the game against Kosovo, I thought two players were cemented [England manager] Gareth Southgate's starting XI, and that would be Harry Maguire and Sterling, "Sutton said.

"If you look at Harry Kane's form in the Premier League this season, you would say that Tammy Abraham has played better this season for his club.

"It's not an easy decision, but if you remove everything and look at the Premier League club form this season, Kane would be the third choice behind Abraham and Jamie Vardy.

"It's good for Southgate to push Kane."

Kane has six goals in 11 Premier League games for Tottenham, while Abraham is the English top scorer's second-highest point this term with 10 in 12, one behind Leicester City talisman Jamie Vardy.

Abraham, 22, scored his first goal for England against Kosovo.

Southgate & # 39; realistic & # 39; about their own future

While Southgate is planning for next summer's European Championships, he also has an eye on the World Cup in Qatar 2022,

Southgate is coming to Qatar for Liverpool's club world campaign next month and will be looking at potential team bases.

But he said the past two weeks, which included a high-profile confrontation between Sterling and Joe Gomez, were a reminder that no England boss can afford to plan too far ahead.

Southgate said his future will "depend a lot on how we manage next summer".

"When you have a week that you have had, you feel that people can fall in love with you and if there is no heat for you to continue, it can start to affect the team," he added.

"So I'm realistic about how fast the tide can turn, but we've always planned for the short, medium and long term over the last eight years."


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