Danny Drinkwater has been given his first senior international call-up after being included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the upcoming friendly games against Germany and Holland.
The other headlines from the squad announcement are that injury-prone Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge returns, while Tottenham Hotspur are represented by five players.
Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are all likely to play too, which has worried some Spurs fans who are paranoid about possible fitness problems derailing the White Hart Lane club’s title bid.
Liverpool fans are too concerned about Sturridge’s inclusion because of his fragile body.
However, Leicester fans are delighted to see Drinkwater be recognised by his country, although the rest of the nation are not fully convinced.
The squad in full and the best of the Twitter reaction can be seen below…
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City).
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
Deserved #ENG call up for Danny Drinkwater. Good squad but would have picked Mark Noble ahead of James Milner. Very unlucky to miss out.
— James Averill (@javerill14) March 17, 2016
Congrats Danny Drinkwater!!!! Deserve everybit of your call up to the England national team! Come on leicester!!!
— Jamie Carrigan (@therealjamiec) March 17, 2016
I personally am buzzing for Danny Drinkwater, went school near me. Local lad, yes I’m a fucking wool, the jig is up.
— Soppy Toffee (@PAG93) March 17, 2016
Hard not to fancy Wales’ chances against England when Danny Drinkwater is getting a call up
— Sam Jones (@saamboyy) March 17, 2016
— David Strong (@DavidStrong_01) March 17, 2016
Cahill, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge & Welbeck are huge risks & not even positive ones. They’ve been injured and have had torrid seasons..
— Ben Heys (@benheys) March 17, 2016
Sturridge will be injured with the national team again, no brainer
— Leo (@norScouse) March 17, 2016
Daniel Sturridge has been claiming Disability Benefit for the last 12 months, plays about 5 games and is first choice pick.
— Notorious Big Dave (@NotoriousBD) March 17, 2016
— Mikow (@Mikow_) March 17, 2016
— The Real Mr B (@Mr_Beee) March 17, 2016
— Mo (@Hotspur67) March 17, 2016
— John Hall ™ (@JohnHall1985) March 17, 2016