Shaw or Trippier for Euro semi-final?

Luke Shaw and Kieran Trippier
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The left side of England's system remains in the balance with Gareth Southgate evasive on the area when asked in his pre-match news conference as his side prepare to face the Netherlands.

Kieran Trippier operated as a left wing-back in the shootout win over Switzerland, with Luke Shaw coming off the bench for his first minutes in the tournament late on.

Wednesday's huge Euro 2024 semi-final could see Shaw start but Southgate would not commit on his decision.

"Luke has been injured for four months so it wasn't a possibility for him to play until last match. He made a good contribution to the game," said Southgate.

"We have to make the decision if he's ready to start and it's the best way to to use him.

"We're happy he's back, he gives us a different balance.

"Kieran has done a fantastic job. We've had a lot of big nights in the last seven or eight years and he's been so important on them occasions.

"Also around the squad, how he is with the players and the staff. We're very fortunate to haver player like him in our squad."

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