Alan Shearer Rips Into England Player Over His Attitude
The last time England reached the semi-final of an international tournament Alan Shearer was the team's main man so he knows what it takes to be an England player. There's one of the current crop that Shearer doesn't want to see in an England shirt again.
Alan Shearer is one of the greatest strikers that England has ever produced. The Newcastle United legend is the top goalscorer in the Premier League era after all and his mark of 260 will take some beating.
Despite twice rejecting Manchester United the former Blackburn Rovers striker still bagged himself a Premier League winners medal during his career when he helped Rovers to the 1994/95 title.
Not many people get to lift the Premier League title away from the Premier League's big clubs. Image: PA
His best moments as an international striker came during the 1996 Euros on home soil where his partnership with Teddy Sheringham lead Terry Venables team to the semi-finals.
Shearer retired too early for many to concentrate on staying fit for his club and prolong his career but in his column for the Sun he tore into Danny Drinkwater for pulling out of the England squad last week saying:
"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."
Drinkwater was called up last week after some pull outs but decided against joining up with Southgate's squad. Image: PA
Drinkwater, who won the Premier League himself two seasons ago with Leicester, moved to Chelsea on transfer deadline day and has only made two appearances from the bench in the league for his new club.
The 27 year old midfielder also has only three England caps to his name and cruelly missed out on Euro 2016 in France.
The midfielder celebrates for Leicester but hasn't made an impact for Chelsea yet. Image: PA
Shearer is right in the fact you'd have thought Drinkwater would be desperate for game time. His international future is now very much in question!