Stefano Sensi and Trent Alexander-Arnold to Miss Euro Due to Injuries

Stefano Sensi picked up a new adductor injury in practice shortly after being declared fully healthy by coach Roberto Mancini. The Inter midfielder will undergo further tests this morning and has not left the Coverciano training center yet. However, he is poised to be unavailable for the Euro and will be replaced by Matteo Pessina, who stayed with the group after the initial cut, Sky Sport and La Gazzetta dello Sport report.

The Inter midfielder has been able to feature just 21 times in the 2020/21 season due to repeated thigh problems, making only four starts in Serie A play. On the other hand, he has always been an integral part of Roberto Mancini’s plans, serving as a backup for Jorginho and Marco Verratti. The PSG ace is also dealing with an injury. The national team has not announced the substitution yet.

Instead, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been officially ruled out for the Euro. It will take him six weeks to fully recover from the thigh issue he suffered in a friendly against Austria. Gareth Southgate is expected to name a replacement by Sunday. Since the English roster includes three other right-backs, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, and Reece James, the coach could call up a player with a different role.

Brighton’s Ben White, Everton’s Ben Godfrey, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins were the final exclusions for the Three Lions. It is possible to make a change to the squad due to injury until the day before the opening match. Goalkeepers can be replaced throughout the tournament.