Calum Chambers and Rob Holding are aiming for the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships tonight.
- The duo are part of England’s squad
- A win against hosts Poland will put them through to the semi-finals
- Chambers has played both games so far, but Holding has been unused
Should England defeat hosts Poland this evening, they will be in the remaining four, meaning Arsenal could have two players on the brink of international success, reports the Hackney Gazette.
Calum Chambers will have an important part to play. He’s played every minute of England’s campaign so far, partnering Swansea’s Alfie Mawson in the centre of defence.
Rob Holding has, unfortunately, been left out of the team so far and has been an unused substitute in both the games against Sweden and Slovakia. With Mawson scoring in England’s last game, it looks he’ll remain on the bench.
England will have a tough task tonight in front of a boisterous home crowd. Poland have been disappointing in the competition so far, although another Arsenal centre back, Krystian Bielik, has escaped criticism due to not even playing.
Should England get through, there’s a chance they could meet Serge Gnabry’s Germany in the semi-final.
Meanwhile, Hector Bellerin’s Spain have been living up to their tags of tournament favourites. The right back has played every minute so far and contributed to Spain’s 5-0 win over Macdeonia and 3-1 win over Portugal.
Should England and Spain make the semi-finals, Chambers, Holding and Bellerin will be late back to pre-season.
The semi-finals will be played on June 27, while the final is scheduled for June 30.