Joe Cole reveals why Cole Palmer should be ahead of Marcus Rashford and this other England star

Cole Palmer
Photo: Getty images

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole, believes Cole Palmer should be part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euros.

Joe Cole also thinks Cole Palmer should be ahead of more experienced duo Marcus Rashford and Jarrod Bowen.

“You are going to get some headlines and there is a reason for putting players in and leaving players out,” Cole, who earned 56 caps for England, told Channel 4.

“With Marcus, I love him as a player. I think he is a top-class player but he’s had an indifferent season.

“There have been ups and downs and that’s been right the away through his career, he’s hit the heights.

“I just think I wouldn’t start him in my England team, because my front three would be Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden. That’s my front three if everyone is fit.

“Then where am I going to get bang for my buck? I just question Rashford given the stage of his career he’s at and whether every minute on that pitch for England is as meaningful for him as it is for someone like Jarrod Bowen?

“If Bowen goes to the Euros and plays one minute he will be the proudest man in the country and so will Cole Palmer.

“I’m thinking for tournaments to come they are going to be England players.”

England are in Group C for Euro 2024 alongside Slovenia, Denmark and Serbia. The Three Lions  kick-start their Euros campaign against Serbia on June 16.

Be the first to comment on "Joe Cole reveals why Cole Palmer should be ahead of Marcus Rashford and this other England star"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*