National media deliver verdict on Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White as England U21s win
Nottingham Forest forward Morgan Gibbs-White was in action last night as England under-21s reached the semi-final of the European Championships. They defeated Portugal 1-0 and will now face Israel in the last four of the competition.
Gibbs-White was in typically good form on the night. He registered the assist for the game’s only goal, teeing up Anthony Gordon with a pin-point pass during a dominant first half from England.
Lee Carsley’s team had to face a barrage of pressure from Portugal in the second half of the game. They stood firm though and now have a really good chance to reach the final.
Gibbs-White came in for some praise after the contest. He was once again lively throughout the game and didn’t forget his defensive responsibilities with some unbelievable work rate.
He came in for praise from the national media, with Goal writing on his performance: “Linked up play well in his role as the second striker. Superb first-time cut-back provided the assist for Gordon to open the scoring.”
Gibbs-White has already tasted success on the international stage and he now has more silverware in his sights. Back in 2017, he was part of Steve Cooper’s under-17 heroes that went to India and came back with the World Cup.
Forest star Gibbs-White stars as England under-21s reach semi-final
There is good news and bad here. The good news is that Gibbs-White now has a genuine chance to win more silverware and raise his stock on the international stage. The bad, however, is that he won’t be back in training with Forest any time soon.
Following the tournament, Gibbs-White is likely to get a well-earned rest. As a result, he will find himself a little bit behind his Forest teammates when they return from their close season holidays.
Still, he’s only 23-years-old and as one of the fitter members of the squad, he should be okay after a short period of rest. Forest will also hope to have some new signings in the door to support him in the coming weeks.
Gibbs-White is a remarkable talent. Plenty of supporters felt he should have been in the senior England squad last month for games against North Macedonia and Malta.
It’s a case of all in good time, however, and Forest star Gibbs-White will get his chance in due course.