Eze 'was going to be in 33-man England squad for Euros before injury'

Ebere Eze ‘was going to be included in provisional 33-man England squad for Euro 2020 before his heartbreaking achilles injury… and Crystal Palace star saw text from the FA immediately after training-ground injury last week’

  • Ebere Eze has lit up the Premier League in his first season with Crystal Palace
  • He suffered an achilles injury in training that is set to keep him out until 2022
  • Reports claim Eze was set to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad
  • He is said to have seen text from the FA immediately after suffering his injury 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Ebere Eze’s heartbreaking achilles injury was made worse by the Crystal Palace star finding out immediately after that he was set for his first ever call-up to the England senior team.

Eze joined Palace last summer and lit up the Premier League in his first season, quickly impressing fans to become the Eagles’ star player.

Just days before the end of the season, though, he suffered a serious achilles injury in an innocuous moment in training, with no other players around him.

Ebere Eze was set for his first ever call-up to the England senior team before suffering injury 

The Crystal Palace star is now set to miss the rest of 2021 after rupturing his achilles in training 

As if to add insult to injury, The Guardian have now revealed that upon his return to the dressing room after that fateful training session, Eze read a text from the FA notifying him that he was going to be included in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man provisional squad for the Euros.

It is highly unlikely that Eze would have made next week’s final 26, but the news will come as a devastating blow to the 22-year-old, who has been a star for the Under 21s in recent years.

Instead, it is now likely that Eze will not return to competitive action until at least 2022, with February the early predictions from medical staff.

Gareth Southgate was set to hand Eze a place in his 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020

Eze has lit up the Premier League for Palace this season following his £19.5m move from QPR

The text does give an indication that Eze is in England’s plans going forward, though, and given he is also eligible to play for Nigeria it seems the Three Lions are keen to tie him down. 

Meanwhile, Southgate will next week cut seven players from his 33-man provisional squad to finalise the 26 in his Euro 2020 group.

The likes of Bukayo Saka, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sam Johnstone, Conor Coady, Ben Gofdrey, Ben White and James Ward-Prowse are among those sweating on their place in the final line-up.

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