The man, the myth, the dentist patient, Paul Gascoigne, was a top, top player, and full-time renegade – is there a better combination? The goal the attacking-midfielder scored in *that* Scotland game, was just about the only moment worth getting out your chair for in the last 20 years.
The former Tottenham man was a beacon for English football; from those tears in 1990, to fooling Bobby Robson that he was drinking milkshakes during Italia ’90… as if, Bobby ?. It’s therefore no wonder that English fans hang onto the man’s every word, particularly given when we have to put up with players from Jesse Lingard to Andros Townsend nowadays.
So, here’s an actual legend’s thoughts on who should start for England – spoiler alert – it’s very ‘Gazza’…
Joe will just be pleased to be back in England. Image Source: The Goalkeeper Co
Easy choice. There's simply not a better right-back in England. Absolute Roadrunner. Image Source: Playingfor90
Best pick from a bad bunch. Image Source: Perform Group
Ay?! Is Gazza off his bonce?! We know he's a renegade, but Phil Jones?! Surely not. Source: One Football
Anyone else remember Luke Shaw? Image Source: HotSpurHQ
Of course the Bournemouth man's in here. The pair probably wrote the team sheet together. Image Source: Ibtimes
Will forever be England's most frustrating player. He's good, but he's not quite Carling. Image Source: The Independent
England's most underused played? Image Source: ESPNcdn
Class act. About the only Englishman with a bit of flair, since Gascoigne himself. Image Source: This Is Anfield
Will certainly be England's most unappreciated player, ever. Has more goals than hair extensions, and has just captained England during the worst possible time. Image Source: 101greatgoals
Imagine the trio of Wilshere, Vardy and Gazza out together. Lock up your daughters. Image Source: Welt Sport
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Bit of a rouge team, but would you expect anything else from Gascoigne? My word how we’d love to have such a player in the side today.