England play Croatia on Friday (12 October) and Spain on Monday (15 October).
Yet again neither Jamaal Lascelles or Jonjo Shelvey have crossed Gareth Southgate’s mind.
Despite a number of injuries/withdrawals hitting the squad, still no phone call(s) for the Newcastle pair.
It isn’t even a case of thinking they should be in the first 11, or even necessarily the first 23 if everybody is fit…
You might be surprised/staggered to learn that the reality is that in the last 12 months Gareth Southgate has called up 51 (FIFTY ONE) players to his senior squad and yet neither Lascelles or Shelvey have been deemed good enough to be included.
I find it quite amazing.
I haven’t even heard of some of the 51 listed below and I also know for sure that the Newcastle pair are better than some of these characters below.
The 51 England players called up by Gareth Southgate in these past 12 months: