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Premier League star ‘frustrated’ after missing out on England place for Euro 2024


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Rico Henry was sidelined with a serious knee injury last season (Getty)

Brentford left-back Rico Henry admits he is ‘frustrated’ watching England after missing out on a place in their Euro 2024 squad.

Gareth Southgate, who admitted before the tournament that he took a ‘calculated risk’ with Luke Shaw’s fitness, has faced criticism over his decision to include only one natural left-back in his England squad.

Kieran Trippier has deputised in Shaw’s absence but England have struggled for fluidity on their left side throughout Euro 2024.

Shaw, who has been sidelined since February with a hamstring injury, made his return as a late substitute in England’s penalty shootout win over Switzerland on Saturday and is now in contention to start for the semi-final tie against the Netherlands on Wednesday evening.

Henry, meanwhile, made just five appearances last season after requiring surgery in September for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The 27-year-old, who has not been capped by England, is ready to return during Brentford’s pre-season campaign but concedes he has struggled to follow the national side this summer as he would have been in contention for a place in Southgate’s squad.

‘It’s been difficult watching England at Euro 2024 playing without an out-and-out left-back because I know I could do a job there,’ Henry said.

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Source:: Metro

      

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