With England taking an ultimately comfortable 4-0 victory over Kosovo on Sunday evening in their final European Championship qualifier, although most Leeds United fans will have their eyes on the upcoming return to Championship action against Luton Town after Novembers lull, with a less than convincing defensive display on the day, plenty of fans on social media were convinced that it can only be a matter of time before on loan Brighton and Hove Albion centre-half Ben White gets his international shot.
The 22-year-old has stepped up to the second tier seamlessly and having quickly won over the Elland Road faithful, he’s also received plenty of praise from the pundits and others in the game for his performances for manager Marcelo Bielsa so far.
With some already talking about how easily his style of defending could slot into the Premier League, others feel he’s capable of far more and that it shouldn’t be long before Gareth Southgate takes a real interest in him.
Ben White a better CB than Mings, Macguire or Keane too.
— Stephen Collett (@SteveC60lds) November 17, 2019
that white is mint. mings was useless last season in championship. white is strolling around like rio. unbelievable footballer. our best player by a mile. and weve got pablo
— Jon Newton (@jon_newts) November 17, 2019
Ben White is so superior to Tyrone Mings but will not get a look in while in the second tier. His calmness and quality on the ball and reading of the game is miles in front. Perfect for what England need but we’ll just have to wait until he graces the Premiership.
— Sean Emmett (@MorcarsHill) November 17, 2019
Well played England….. defensive still not there. Give Ben white a crack at the whip.
— Jason Mitchell (@jasonwamitchell) November 17, 2019
Ming's and TAA horrible tonight. Rice absolutely none existent. Zero tempo looks like we can't be bothered. Qualification already done fair enough. But Ben White and kalvin Phillips walk into this side. #koseng #LUFC #Euro2020Qualifiers
— Jordan Riding (@jordyriding) November 17, 2019
Rather have him than Keane. Let’s face it Ben white is taking that spot next season!!
— Glenn Bugge (@Buggey20) November 17, 2019
Ben White>>>>>>tyrone minge
— cameron (@camswatton_) November 17, 2019
#England still a Kalvin Phillips away from looking wholly convincing.*
*Yes, Ben White wouldn’t go amiss either.
— Adam J (@Ken_DeMange) November 17, 2019
Ben White For England...
Don't Ruin Him With Pressure - Not Ready Yet