Kieran Trippier to be named in England starting XI for Euro 2020 final

Kieran Trippier will reportedly start for England against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

The Three Lions are in their first major final since 1966 and boss Gareth Southgate will reportedly make changes to his starting line-up.

Trippier played the full 90 minutes against Croatia and Germany though did not feature in group matches against Scotland or Czech Republic.

The Atletico Madrid star came off the bench for the wins over Ukraine and Denmark as England progressed to the final.

And Sky Sports News report Trippier will get the nod for the Italy clash with Southgate opting for back five.

It is claimed Trippier will start at right-back with Kyle Walker joining John Stones and Harry Maguire in the middle three. Luke Shaw will reportedly begin the game on the left.

It means Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka will not start with Mason Mount joining Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips in midfield.

And Raheem Sterling will offer support to captain Harry Kane up front, should the leaked line-up be correct.

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Having come on in extra-time against Denmark, Trippier revealed what boss Southgate said to the team.

The defender told The Guardian: “It was just: ‘We’re in a good position, we’re playing well, it’s about being patient with and without the ball’.

"And just to keep doing what we’re doing. We’ve got a brilliant team and Gareth was just so positive as he always is: ‘Just be patient and your chance will come.’

“That was all really. ‘Keep the ball well. Just be patient because our chances will come. And just be brave.’ I thought everybody was, and it’s just hard to put into words how proud I am of this team and everybody involved, the staff.

“They work so hard every day, and everybody in England has got to be just so proud and enjoy the moment now.”

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