Carlo Ancelotti not sure Ben Godfrey can break into England’s Euro 2020 squad

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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has no idea whether Ben Godfrey has impressed Gareth Southgate enough to sneak into England’s Euro 2020 squad.

However, the Italian is more than happy with the job the 23-year-old has done this season having been asked to fill a number of positions.

The £20million summer signing from Norwich has featured in every position across the back four and has arguably been Everton’s player of the season.

“For me I don’t know, all I have to say was his season was really good, he was a fantastic signing in the summer,” said Ancelotti on Godfrey’s England chances.

“He did a season with fantastic consistency, he changed position most of the time: he played left-back, right-back, centre-back and he did really well most of the time.

“I don’t know if he will go to the Euros, it’s not my problem, it’s not my decision.

“I think England has fantastic defenders. The opponents (Tyrone) Mings and (Ezri) Konsa were really good (in Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa), they are top defenders.

“And I have to say Michael Keane always put in a top performance. All I have to say is Ben Godfrey was a fantastic player this season.

“He has showed fantastic quality, fantastic defensive ability, is really intelligent – it’s difficult to find him out of position.

“I think the best quality Ben Godfrey has is the speed: he’s really fast, really aggressive without the ball, tactically good, he can play all the positions without any problem.

“He played on the right against Arsenal, (against Villa) he was centre-back. He played two months at left-back. Always good.”