What more does Aaron Wan-Bissaka have to do to earn Gareth Southgate’s attention?
The Crystal Palace right-back’s been among the Premier League’s breakout stars of the season, catching everyone’s attention with some solid performances.
Despite being the in-form Engish right-back in the league, he was served injustice by not being selected for the UEFA Euros qualifiers. That being said, this could only end up motivating the Palace star into picking up his performance-level even more. Ever since returning from injury, he’s been vital for keeping the goods coming for Roy Hodgson’s side.
The nature of Southgate’s England means there’s every chance he was on the radar and there’ little to no chance of the big club bias impacting his international future, as it has done in the past. Think Wilfried Zaha prior to his switching to the Ivory Coast.
Indeed, the wonderkid assisted Michy Batshuayi’s goal in the decimation of Burnley and was a bright spark in a sorrowful M23 derby loss. Bissaka made 3 tackles, 6 recoveries and 4 clearances (stats via Fotmob) as well as threatening with his crosses. That being said, him retaining solid form even after the injury lay-off itself is impressive.
Now Wan-Bissaka will aim to pick up his game even more and help the Eagles lodge their attempts for a top-half finish. Not only will he be aiming to improve his defending, but add more assists to his name by tapping into his creative side. The more hard he works, the more boons flurry through for Palace.
Roy Hodgson knows how to mould Bissaka into an England regular for the next decade. He just needs to tap into his potential and instil that hunger into Bissaka which could not only help his development but also boost Palace’s momentum going forward.
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