English Premiership

Drinkwater targets more England call-ups

2016-03-30 18:30
Danny Drinkwater (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater hopes he played well enough against the Netherlands at Wembley to receive another call up to the England national team.

The 25-year-old has been outstanding so far this season for the Foxes helping them mount a groundbreaking title charge that currently has them at the top of the Premier League standings, five points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

His impressive displays earned him a place in manager Roy Hodgson's squad for England's two international friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands, and he made his debut for the Three Lions, playing 85 minutes of the encounter against the Dutch before he made way for Tottenham's Eric Dier.

Despite England's 2-1 loss to the Flying Dutchmen, Drinkwater said he enjoyed his first camp with the senior side as the rest of the squad made it easy for him settle in to the team.

"Hopefully I have not done myself any harm, it's just about carrying on now until the end of the season and seeing if I can add to it," he told Sky Sports.

"The lads have made it easy for me all week, it's an easy team to settle in to.

"A bit of game time helped me - I was able get on the ball, so it's been easy to settle into the squad. I enjoyed it, I saw plenty of the ball, but maybe could have moved it a bit faster. I enjoyed the position.

"Personally I enjoyed my debut - it was a big achievement - but overall I was disappointed with the result."

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