Former England international Alan Shearer believes the Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson opted for “reputation rather than form” by dropping Danny Drinkwater from his Euro 2016 squad.
Leicester midfielder Drinkwater was left out of the final 23-man squad that includes Arsenal midfielder Wilshere played only 141 minutes in the Premier League this season after breaking a leg, while Liverpool’s Henderson was out for five weeks with a knee injury. before returning as a substitute in their final league game at West Brom.
By selecting Wilshere and Henderson, Shearer is of the opinion told BBC Radio 5 live that Hodgson was taking a “gamble” on their fitness.
“Drinkwater should have been in. He’s been one of the standout players.
“Once again England have gone for reputation rather than form. I hope the manager doesn’t regret.” Shearer, who scored 30 goals in 63 games for England between 1992 and 2000 stated.
Drinkwater, who has won three caps, was voted man of the match on his debut in the 2-1 defeat by the Netherlands in March.
On the inclusion of Marcus Rashford, Shearer said the 18-year-old deserves to be in the squad because of his performances in the last three months but said he would be “very surprised” if he started.