Gabby Agbonlahor has stated, in a segment on TalkSPORT, that Reece James is a better option for Southgate at right-back than Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“I’d choose Reece James, only because he’s better defensively.
If you say Trent Alexander-Arnold is a ten out of ten on the ball, Reece James is a nine out of ten so that’s enough that you need in that position that Reece James offers.
“Look at Reece James today, scored and assisted, he’s giving out assists and goals as well just like Trent Alexander-Arnold, but Reece James is a lot better defensively, he looks quicker as well.”
He did praise Trent for the things he does well though.
“His all-round play has been amazing, ever since he made his debut to be honest.
“He’s been questioned about his defending but sometimes it’s harder to work on that than your natural ability on the ball and for me, he’s the best right-back in the world on the ball but defensively it can sometimes let him down.”