Lineker’s tweets: ‘Baffled by Alexander-Arnold’s absence’

“Puzzled by the absence of Alexander-Arnold in the selection.”

Gary Lineker confessed that he does not understand the decision of Gareth Southgate, who left Liverpool’s right-back who shone so brightly in the Champions semi-final against Barça in 2019 out of the next England games. He said “agree” with a tweet that called the decision “harsh and counterproductive.”

Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool side PHOTO: GETTY


Gary Lineker started the week by taking his hat off once again to a goal from Leo Messi. On this occasion he did it by retweeting his work of art against Huesca, the 1-0 in a League match that ended 4-1 and that he himself closed with another target. He added a simple adjective that says it all. In the text that he published the following could be read: “Messi doing Messi things again.”

Messi's great goal against Huesca PHOTO: AP
Messi’s great goal against Huesca PHOTO: AP

“Wonderful De Bruyne.”

Lineker also retweeted Manchester City’s first goal against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 (2-0). He praised the Belgian’s execution and the touch game by Pep Guardiola’s team.

This is how De Bruyne marked PHOTO: GETTY
This is how De Bruyne marked PHOTO: GETTY

“The fabulous things of Manchester City!”

This is how Gary reacted after Manchester City’s final 2-0 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach to go to the Champions League quarter-finals, praising Gundogan’s goal after a pass from Phil Foden (photo): “This is how a line is broken”.

“Important and collective goal from Ziyech.”

Gary commented on BTSport TV about Chelsea-Atlético from the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 and understood that Thomas Tuchel’s first choral goal was going to be decisive after the 0-1 in the first leg. This was demonstrated with the final 2-0.

“Superb and vital goal from Paul Pogba.”

Manchester United beat Milan 0-1 with a goal from the French and went on to the quarterfinals of the Europa League, where Granada awaits them. Lineker applauded the “compelling and disciplined performance” of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.

“The Spurs have screwed it up.”

Lineker did not expect Dinamo Zagreb to come back 3-0 from Tottenham’s 2-0 first leg and avoid full English in the European quarters: Chelsea, Liverpool, City, United and Arsenal. “Without words … except for Mislav Orsic’s hat trick (photo).”