Roy Hodgson is right to reward Danny Drinkwater with England spot

Published Add your comment

Football News

Every year there is a media circus around another player that they feel deserves England recognition. At one point it was Bobby Zamora, last year it was Harry Kane. Now the bandwagon has moved on to Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater, something that Roy Hodgson has picked up on. But despite the Euros being just three months away, Drinkwater has certainly earned a place in the side.

Until recently, Drinkwater has gone about his business quietly, with his midfield partner N’Golo Kante taking most of the praise aimed towards the pair. In recent weeks though, the 26-year-old has stood out more, something which has highlighted his consistent form this season.

Very few would have predicted that Drinkwater would have been in line for an England call-up at the start of the season, given his lack of Premier League experience. This time around, Drinkwater has been a key part of the Foxes side that looks set to win the Premier League title, and it has rightly earned him a place in the Three Lions’ squad.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

This season, Drinkwater has added an excellent range of passing to his game, which has seen him complete the sixth most number of passes by an Englishman in the Premier League. This was on show at the King Power against Newcastle on Monday, where he completed more passes than anyone, as well as more in the opposition half.

He has also shown grit to his game often alien to England midfielders, registering more successful tackles than any other English player this season.

Claudio Ranieri is another man who deserves huge credit for Drinkwater’s magnificent form, having shown loyalty with the midfielder throughout the season. The Italian could easily have gone with the experience of Switzerland captain Gokhan Inler when Leicester have gone through difficult spells, but he has stuck with Drinkwater in a move that has certainly paid off.

It remains to be seen whether Drinkwater will make Roy Hodgson’s final spot for Euro 2016, but should he impress against the Netherlands and Germany, he will certainly make himself a strong contender.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Leicester City
Premier League
England Football
Wayne Rooney
Daniel Drinkwater

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again