Gareth Southgate bottled not taking Jack Grealish and should have picked Jesse Lingard for the European Championship.
Thats the view of former Tottenham man and talkSPORT host Jamie OHara following the England squad announcement on Tuesday.
Grealish has five senior England caps after making his debut in August but has struggled with injury in recent months
Lingard scored nine Premier League goals in 16 games on loan at West Ham
Southgate named his final 26-man squad with some choices raising a few eyebrows. 
His selection of four right-backs was one talking point as well as the inclusion of several players struggling for fitness.
Manchester United midfielder Lingard has starred on loan with West Ham and ahad forced his way into Marchs England squad, but was one of the unlucky seven to not make the final roster.
That decision baffled former Tottenham man O’Hara.
You’ve got Jesse Lingard who has dropped out of it and, in my opinion, hes the guy in form, OHara told the Sports Bar.
He wasnt playing at the start of the season and moved to West Ham in January and set it alight.
Hes in great form, hes fresh, hes fit. Jack Grealish is not fit, Jordan Henderson is not fit, Harry Maguire is not fit, Luke Shaw picked up an injury.
Southgate had a tough task of reducing his 33-man provisional squad to 26 names
Youre talking about players who are not really fit but you have Jesse Lingard, who is 100 per cent fit, flying, wants to play, wants to be involved.
Lets be real about this right now. Gareth Southgate has picked Jack Grealish because hes bottled not taking him.
O’Hara added that he couldn’t understand why Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips was in ahead of Lingard.
“Lingard should be in front of Kalvin Phillips,” he said.
“You have to take people who are going to make a difference.
“What does Kalvin Phillips do that Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson can’t do?”
Phillips got the nod as one of England’s midfield options
The expectation will be high ahead of this summers tournament with England have strength in depth all over the pitch.
Southgates side reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018, the last major tournament, and then also reached the last four of the Nations League in 2019.
The pressure is on England this time around, OHara added. When we played in the World Cup and everyone loved it and brought the nation back together and everyone started supporting England again. 
It was because wed given up hope a little bit. There was no pressure on the team, no one was expecting us to get out the group, then we got to the semi-finals.
The problem Gareth has now, and he has to get right, is that the pressure is on. These players have come to the fore and are at the top of their game.
Everyone loves them and expects it, a bit like the golden generation with you Lampards and your Becks, and they struggled. They didnt cope with that well.
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