This is why Anthony Gordon should be called up for the Euros 

Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon has been on fantastic form this season and should be called up to Gareth Southgate’s Euro England squad.  

Gordon will have to compete with Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Jarrod Bowen and Raheem Sterling for a spot on the plane to Germany.  

So far, this season in the Premier League, Gordon has scored 10 goals and has picked up 9 assists. Out of the list before, only 3 players have more G/A contributions, but compared to the others Gordon is versatile and can play anywhere in the front 3.  

He is also becoming somewhat of a big game player. This season in the Premier League, Gordon and Foden have the most goal contributions against the ‘Big 6’, with 10 goal contributions. This does become more impressive for Foden when you consider he plays for a ‘Big 6’ side.  

If the squad was based on form and stats, then Gordon should be in the squad, but it is not, and Southgate has his favourites. This season Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford have been very inconsistent in the league. Especially Grealish who has picked up 3 goals and 1 assist for arguably the best team in the Premier League.  

Anthony Gordon has also won the Euros before. Yes, it was the under-21’s Euro’s, but his performances in that tournament should not go unnoticed. He won the Tournament player and was named to the Team of the Tournament.  

He also recently got a call-up to the senior squad for friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, so this could be a sign that Southgate is considering him for the Euros.  

Anthony Gordon can also play as a striker. It would be very unlikely that Southgate would use him as a striker when England have Harry Kane, Ivan Toney and Ollie Watkins, but if there was an injury in the camp then it could be a solution.