England v Italy live commentary and team news: Three Lions looking for Euro 2020 revenge in behind-closed-doors Nations League clash at Molineux with Harry Kane set to get away rest with Tammy Abraham to start


England will be desperate for their first Nations League victory when they host Italy in a repeat of the Euro 2020 final.

The Three Lions salvaged a 1-1 draw with Germany in their last meeting in League A Group 3 after their first loss to Hungary.

Grealish made a huge difference for England in an otherwise disappointing display
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Gareth Southgate’s side are now down and facing relegation after successive games without a win for the first time since 2018.

England are back at home as they seek revenge for their Euro 2020 final loss to Italy, but crowd trouble in that clash at Wembley means the last meeting between the two will take place behind closed doors.

England vs Italy: talkSPORT commentary

This Nations League clash will take place on Saturday, June 11.

talkSPORT will have live coverage of the match at Wolves’ Molineux Stadium with a scheduled kick-off time of 7.45pm.

Adrian Durham will be your presenter while commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former England defender Stuart Pearce.

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England v Italy live commentary and team news: Three Lions looking for Euro 2020 revenge in behind-closed-doors Nations League clash at Molineux with Harry Kane set to get away rest with Tammy Abraham to start
Italy edged England to Euro 2020 glory at Wembley
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England vs Italy: Team News

Kalvin Phillips is set to miss after picking up an injury in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Germany.

“It’s by no means ideal to lose a really important player after 15 or 20 minutes,” said Gareth Southgate.

“I hope it’s not too serious. That’s a pretty severe dead leg. It’s hard to know how long this will last. »

Phil Foden is back after a recent positive COVID-19 test, and but James Justin (calf) and Fikayo Tomori (hamstring) are doubts.

Harry Kane could also be rested with Tammy Abraham to start, while Trent Alexander-Arnold left camp for a well-deserved break.

England v Italy live commentary and team news: Three Lions looking for Euro 2020 revenge in behind-closed-doors Nations League clash at Molineux with Harry Kane set to get away rest with Tammy Abraham to start
Grealish was a game-changer against Germany when he came on
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England vs Italy: what was said?

Southgate will ‘kick himself’ if he doesn’t start getting his England team to play more attackingly and build it around ‘maverick’ Jack Grealish.

That’s according to former Manchester City manager Tim Sherwood, who says he sees similarities between Grealish and former England superstar Paul Gascoigne.

“I saw him come the other night and he looked like the player again who played for Aston Villa,” Sherwood told talkSPORT.

“When the team needed him they would look to him to do something different, they gave him the ball and he took it.

“The ball is his friend, he handles it, he loves it.

“He changes the whole complex of the game when he gets the ball back, he goes to the heart, he doesn’t play it safe.

“I heard his comments about playing a bit safer at Man City because there are so many. They can all do it and he’s part of an amazing team.

“But he’s a maverick, which is why he reminds me so much of Gazza when he wore an England shirt.”

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