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WRIGHT BACKS DUNK FOR ENGLAND

24 October 2017

Bennett Dean
Lewis Dunk

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has tipped Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk for an England call-up, following his excellent start to the season.
 
Dunk has formed a formidable defensive partnership with Shane Duffy, and the former Gunners striker heaped praise on the centre-back.
 
Talking to BBC 5 Live Sport, he said, "They're starting to talk about Dunk as someone who could maybe, if he carries on what he's been doing, be an inclusion.
 
"It's not something I'd be too adverse to because I've seen him and haven't seen anyone block as much. The last person was John Terry and, of course, there was Martin Keown as well."

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also raved about the performance of Dunk alongside Duffy, as pundits praised Albion’s victory at West Ham.
 
“We don't see enough of this [last-ditch blocks] in the Premier League now, we want a lot more from our centre-backs. That's the way the game is going, but there's nothing better for me in the role that I played to see defenders defend like this, and want to defend. Doing everything they can to stop that ball going into the back of the net.

"A lot of Brighton's success will be built on those two centre-backs. If they are going to stay in the league they need to keep them fit, and if they perform, they are going to give Brighton a fighting chance."


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