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Jude Bellingham moving deeper can help England get past USA’s pressing

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The USA’s press caused all manner of problems for Wales, who were pinned back deep in their own half, unable to progress the ball and establish a foothold in the American half, let alone the final third.

The three images below highlight how effective the press can be. The challenges the USA posed may concern Gareth Southgate: should England persist with a back four, or turn to a back five?

While Harry Maguire had a strong game against Iran — where he instigated attacks with forward penetrative passes into Mason Mount ahead of him — he is short of minutes this season and is not a player confident against pressing opposition.

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