Even though it will be difficult for Reece James to recover from his injury in time for the World Cup, he is refusing to rule himself out of the running just yet.
The 22-year-situation old’s is not looking good as he recovers from a knee injury sustained in Chelsea’s Champions League victory at AC Milan earlier this month.
The England squad is expected to be announced on November 10; the full-back is still using crutches, and James currently seems to be losing the race against time.
Even though he currently appears to have very little chance of recovering in time, he is not giving up and will do everything in his power to arrive in Qatar.
To see where he stands on call-up day, James advised The Sun that he must continue to put in a lot of effort over the coming weeks. He’ll make an effort not to discount me. Currently, in its infancy, it moves slowly.
Since he had only been in rehab for two weeks, he was still taking things day by day. My likelihood of returning for the World Cup has not been expressed by the Chelsea medical staff.
His feelings as the time draws near and how stable it is will determine what happens. It will be extremely challenging.
The injury could take a while to heal, and it occurred at an awkward time, but he did his best to hold out hope that it might be possible; even if it wasn’t, he knows he gave it his all.
The fact that Kyle Walker is currently out injured is limiting Gareth Southgate’s options even though England has a surplus of excellent right-backs.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, claims that Walker and Kalvin Phillips are both “optimistic” about traveling to Qatar.
Guardiola claimed that they are upbeat and in contact with the national team. The national team will decide whether they are fit to be chosen, hopefully.