Roy Hodgson named his England squad for the upcoming 2016 European Championship qualifier against Lithuania and friendly with Italy.
England squad: 8 players lucky to be called up, including Arsenal duo & Andros Townsend
Seven players unlucky not to be in Roy Hodgson’s England squad: Arsenal, QPR, Everton & Southampton stars included
Roy’s preferred style of play has constantly been brought into question during his tenure as coach of the Three Lions with some criticisms that the England team should be playing more attractive, attacking and flexible football rather than the rigid, compact and at times ponderous football.
But does this desire for a solid and drilled formation affect the kind of players Hodgson selects, even those in sensational form?
Below we look at the the top five English Premier League players with the most successful dribbles, and is it any coincidence that only two feature in the Roy’s squad?
Danny Ings (Burnely) – 44 dribbles
Big things are expected of the young Claret and it’s expected he will continue to refuse new terms at Turf Moor and favour a free transfer to a big Premier League side in the summer.
After such a startling first season in the top flight it’s ,however, disappointing this hasn’t been borne out with an England call-up so far.