'Why is he that far forward?': Ian Wright makes strange Toni Kroos comparison for Trent

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'Why is he that far forward?': Ian Wright makes strange Toni Kroos comparison for Trent

Arsenal legend Ian Wright was not impressed with what he saw from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s performance in midfield for England in the 1-0 win over Serbia.

After the game, he said on the Wrighty’s House podcast: “I don’t think it worked with Trent, if I’m totally honest. As soon as it started I remember saying to you, he seems too far up for what we need.

“Toni Kroos can get in a position because of his creativity and make things happen, that’s what I thought Trent was going to do. Get into a position where Serbia can’t come out to him too much because he’s in space and then he can start passing those balls.

“Why is he that far forward? If he is our creative player to break that deep block and get those passes in, how is he going to do it in as advanced a position he is in?”

It’s very strange and wrong of Wright to compare Trent with Kroos. That is because the Liverpool man has not at all played as many matches in midfield as the German legend to spark the comparisons.

Despite all the criticism, Trent impressed his England teammates with his display in midfield and is expected to keep starting in this role in the next games too.

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