Euro 2024: Lampard names England sub Southgate must start against Netherlands

Euro 2024: Lampard names England sub Southgate must start against Netherlands

Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, has said Luke Shaw must start England’s Euro 2024 semi-final against the Netherlands if he is fit.

The Three Lions beat Switzerland on penalties to qualify for the final four.

Despite going through, Gareth Southgate’s men flattered to deceive for much of the match.

They trailed with 15 minutes left after Breel Embolo’s late goal before Bukayo Saka’s wonder strike drew the game level.

Shaw, who has been recovering from a long-term hamstring problem, was brought on in the second half and provided England with more balance and control on the left-hand side.

“I think if he is fit he starts,” Lampard said of Shaw on the BBC.

“He gives England that balance. He looked pretty good when he came on. If he’s fit I would play him.”