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EPL: That’s an insult – Agbonlahor tells England star to retire from international team

Former England international, Gabby Agbonlahor has urged right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold to retire from the international team after the latest snub.

Agbonlahor said this while reacting to England manager, Gareth Southgate’s decision to exclude Alexander-Arnold from his squad against Germany in the UEFA Nations League on Monday.

The former Aston Villa captain said it was an insult for Southgate to suggest that Newcastle United’s Kieran Trippier is an overall better full-back than the Liverpool star.

Alexander-Arnold has only featured once out of six Nations League fixtures for the Three Lions as Southgate has largely preferred Trippier and Chelsea’s Reece James.

“If I was Trent, I would retire from international duty if I don’t get into the WC squad. I would retire until a new manager takes charge of England and gives me the opportunity,” Agbonlahor said on talkSPORT.

“Because what’s the point of going away into these international breaks, you can stay with your club, rest and prepare yourself for Liverpool.

He added: “For Southgate to come out and say Trippier is all-round better than Trent, I think that’s an insult. I do like Trippier but Trent is an all-round better player than Trippier. Walker and James, for me, are better than Trent but don’t say Trippier.

“Come on, jokes over, Gareth. But it wouldn’t surprise me if he did, we have seen players in the past retire from England when they weren’t getting the opportunities.”

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