English Premiership

Ranieri: Drinkwater for England

2016-08-16 19:50
Danny Drinkwater (Getty Images

Cape Town - Claudio Ranieri feels the Champions League is the perfect place for Danny Drinkwater to convince England boss Sam Allardyce that he deserves a place in his team.

The 26-year-old former Manchester United midfielder was called up by former boss Roy Hodgson, in March, and went on to be named man of the match for his performance in the 2-1 loss to Holland at Wembley Stadium.

But after being called-up to the provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2016, he was subsequently dropped when the final selection was made.

Jack Wilshere was picked ahead of Drinkwater, despite an injury-plagued season.

And, with the national side now under new management, Ranieri thinks European competition will be the perfect place for Drinkwater to announce his talents to a wider audience.

Ranieri said: "Danny is a fantastic midfielder. He can now show his quality in the Champions League, I'm very happy with him.

"I think if the player has a very good Champions League then maybe. Maybe he has a good chance. That would be a very good show against the best teams in Europe."

England's next outing is a trip to Slovakia for a World Cup 2018 qualification match on the 4th of September 2016.

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