Daniel Sturridge spent most of England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland on Monday night playing out wide on the right, while Harry Kane – who endured a miserable tournament in France – was bizarrely restored to the central striker berth.
It means that in four games, the only time Hodgson played Daniel in his natural position was in the second half against Wales. It was also the only time Sturridge found the net and the only time he supplied an assist.
Coincidence? No. Nice one, Roy.
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Unsurprisingly, Twitter was furious, as fans from clubs all over the country vented their anger at Roy’s decision. Here are some of the highlights:
Sturridge isn’t a winger woy
— billy moore (@billym74) June 27, 2016
@sandwich_dad Absolutely. Woy letting Kane take free kicks, putting best natural finisher in Sturridge on wing and bringing in Wilshire. ?
— Garcia’s Ghost Goal (@dazdix) June 27, 2016
@ducky361 he changed to 4-3-3 put Rooney in midfield and sturridge out wide when we never played that before. Rooney played once against
— Cookie (@7_Cookie) June 27, 2016
Never want to see Sturridge play in this position again. Waste of talent.
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) June 27, 2016
Every single player apart from say Kyle walker or Daniel Sturridge should feel completely ashamed, they’ve lost to a nation of 300,000
— brad denton (@braddenton_) June 27, 2016
@CentralRamsey sterling is shit, Sturridge shouldn’t be playing lw and Kane shouldn’t be playing and never be put on set pieces AGAIN
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@VintageEden) June 27, 2016
How on earth can a manager not get the best out of not one, but BOTH of Kane and Sturridge, two top quality strikers, I’ll never know
— ㅤ (@Youngerweireld) June 27, 2016
@StevoGG Sturridge was the only England player playing out of position
— Scarry_88 (@scarry_88) June 27, 2016