Martin Keown advises England not to ‘underestimate’ Aaronson of Leeds United.
Next Friday, England will meet the United States of America in the Qatar World Cup.
Martin Keown has advised Gareth Southgate and the Three Lions to respect Leeds United midfielder Brenden Aaronson, saying they should ‘underestimate him at their peril.’
Aaronson joined Leeds from the New York Red Bulls in a club-record move in the summer, and the midfielder has so far excelled at Elland Road with three Premier League goals. Not only are his skills on the ball outstanding; his work-rate off the ball and ability to push up the field have seen Leeds take on a new dimension under fellow countryman Jesse Marsch’s tutelage.
Aaronson is one player who will be known to many on home soil this year, especially Leeds supporters, who have grown to love the prodigy for his efforts over the previous several months, with England drawing the USA in Group B at this year’s World Cup. And, before of Friday’s match, Keown has urged England not to overlook Aaronson or teammate Tyler Adams.
“After a promising start to his Premier League career at Leeds, the offensive midfielder is playing up to the promise and will be Pulisic’s major support act.” “Ignore him at your peril,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“You can expect 100mph football from the United States.” It’s all activity and intensity, and England’s defenders should brace themselves for a high-pressure contest. Aaronson, like his Leeds teammate Tyler Adams, travels long distances, which is why Jesse Marsch signed them both in the offseason.
“An ever-growing football country, and with Pulisic as their most skilled player, this hard-working bunch will give everyone a tough game.”
The first Group B matches were played on Monday, with England cruising to a 6-2 triumph over Iran, while a late Gareth Bale penalty denied the USA a first match win, as the two teams drew 1-1.
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