The Arsenal and Spain international right back Hector Bellerin could be set to endure the same first international tournament disappointment as his club team mate Theo Walcott did with England back in 2006, when Sven Goran Eriksson took the young forward to Germany but did not give him even a minute of playing time despite injury problems to the other England strikers.
Bellerin has yet to feature for La Roja and with them facing the unenviable task of playing Italy today for a place in the quarter-finals this match could be his last chance. That chance looks slim for the young Gunner though, as Vicente Del Bosque has so far made just one substitution to his back four, with the Chelsea star Azpilicueta getting just 10 minutes at the end of their easy win over Turkey.
As reported by Sky Sports the manager has defended his decision to stick with the same starting XI for all three group games so it looks like he will do so again and if he does need to change things it is likely to be in midfield or attack. The only way I see Bellerin getting on is an injury or disciplinary problem for Juanfran.
The situation for Jack Wilshere with England is not as bad as he has actually featured already, but he hardly did his chances of starting much good as he looked pretty short of match fitness. The Arsenal star is one of the options Roy Hodgson may turn to if England need some inspiration though, but just like Bellerin he could be heading out of Euro 2016 without a chance to help keep his country in it.