- England legend and former captain of the Three Lions, Alan Shearer, has slammed an England ace for his attitude.
- Shearer believes the England and Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater should not be called up to play for England again for pulling out of the squad.
- The brutal verdict from Shearer on Drinkwater’s attitude held no punches.
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England legend Alan Shearer believes that Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater should never be called up for England again after pulling out of the squad for the two friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
In his column for the Sun, the former England captain slammed Drinkwater and criticized his attitude towards playing for the Three Lions.
Shearer stated: “Going forward he [Drinkwater] is not the sort of person I would want in my squad. Given that attitude he shouldn’t be picked again.”
The pundit’s opinions come after the news reported by the BBC that Drinkwater refused England manager Gareth Southgate’s call-up for the two friendlies at Wembley against Germany and Brazil to instead stay at home and concentrate on maintaining his fitness.
With Southgate being limited with options he has had to opt for some very inexperienced names within the set-up with the Telegraph reporting just this weekend that Dominic Solanke of Liverpool, Lewis Cook of Bournemouth and Angus Gunn of Manchester City would all join the England set-up ahead of Tuesday nights friendly with Brazil.
With this recent news it would appear that Drinkwater’s chances of being on the plane for next summer’s World Cup have been significantly slimmed. Has the midfielder just blown the chance to play on the biggest stage in world football?