Alan Shearer Calls for Chelsea Star to be Banned from the England National Team
England legend Alan Shearer has blasted Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater for his Three Lions snub.
Drinkwater turned down an England call-up last week in order to work on his fitness at Chelsea.
Gareth Southgate has revealed Danny Drinkwater declined a call-up to the England squad.— Coral (@Coral) November 9, 2017
To focus on warming the bench at Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/4qMWkCm4xW
The former Leicester City player has struggled with injuries since joining the Stamford Bridge club, which makes his excuse more understandable — but not for Shearer, who didn’t hold back in his comments regarding Drinkwater’s lack of commitment to the national cause.
“I cannot question players withdrawing from international duty claiming they are injured,” writes Shearer in his column in The Sun.
“I wonder sometimes if it were the World Cup final whether those pulls and twinges would heal quicker? But there you go.
“The one thing I do question is a player apparently refusing a call-up because he claims he has not played enough football.
“Danny Drinkwater, what were you thinking? If you have not played enough football, take the opportunity to play some!
“Going forward he is not the sort of person I would want in my squad. Given that attitude he shouldn’t be picked again.
“It is England v Germany at Wembley for crying out loud.”
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But, what Shearer doesn’t quite grasp, these games are friendlies and if Drinkwater doesn’t feel his body is up to it, he needs to be honest.
While Shearer sits comfortably in his armchair, Drinkwater is going through a painful recovery programme. Shearer should know that more than most!