Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that he has been impressed by the performances of Chelsea defender Reece James and believes the right-back is ‘up there with the best in the Premier League’.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has quick established himself as one of the best right-backs in the world lately, since making his debut for Liverpool in 2016. The 22-year-old is at present out injured however has saved tabs on the progress of Chelsea star Reece James, who’s competing with him for the right-back spot in the England National group.
20-year-old Reece James has additionally had a fast rise to fame at Chelsea. The right-back rose by way of Chelsea’s famed youth system and spent the 2018-19 season on mortgage at Wigan Athletic in the Championship, the place he gained essential expertise.
James impressed one and all together with his performances for Wigan and was retained by Chelses earlier than the begin of the 2019-20 season. The Englishman spent a lot of final season making an attempt to displace veteran defender Cesar Azpilicueta from the right-back place, which he lastly managed to do.
Reece James has now grow to be a daily in the Chelsea beginning line-up, and his stellar performances for the Blues earned him a call-up for the England nationwide group. James made 4 appearances for England, throughout which he impressed punidts and followers.
Trent Alexander-Arnold welcomes the competitors for England locations from Chelsea’s Reece James
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold mentioned that he welcomes the competitors from his Chelsea rival.
“I bear in mind him all the time being good for Chelsea youth groups, bear in mind watching him in the Youth Cup,” Trent Alexander-Arnold instructed the Evening Standard.
“Chelsea might be the hardest group to interrupt into as an area lad and as a younger English participant. For him to have the ability to do that may be a assertion itself. He has proven since he got here in over the final yr or so that he’s an excellent participant, stable defensively and good going ahead,” he mentioned.
Trent Alexander-Arnold heaped reward on his England teammate and went on to say that Reece James has a vibrant future, and the potential to grow to be one of the best defenders in the world.
“He is an all-round right-back and possibly up there with some of the best in the league. He continues to be younger and has lots to study however as for his expertise and potential he’s an excellent participant,” Alexander-Arnold mentioned.
“Competition for locations is all the time thrilling. It is all the time one thing that helps me, I believe helps lots of gamers get higher. I believe right-back is the most populated place for England, there are lots of actually good gamers going for one place so it’s all the time going to trigger complications for the supervisor,” he added.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James will face competitors from the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kieran Trippier, and Tariq Lamptey for the right-back spots in England’s squad for Euro 2021.
It is at present the Liverpool and Chelsea defenders who lead the queue for the spots, however will probably be attention-grabbing to see who Gareth Southgate decides to select in the closing squad for the event.
Published 28 Nov 2020, 18:07 IST