Watford striker Troy Deeney has questioned England manager Gareth Southgate’s decision to keep selecting Danny Welbeck ahead of him, according to talkSPORT.
Deeney has been instrumental to Watford’s fantastic start to the season which has seen them win the first four of their five league games so far this season.
His form has led to suggestions from some quarters that he should receive a call up to the Three Lions squad, especially after Jamie Vardy hung his boots.
Speaking to the media on the matter, Deeney said “I respected his [Southgate’s] decision, I can’t say I was overjoyed not to be in it, I’m one of those that believe you have to earn it, I don’t think four games is anywhere near enough to say I should be in the England team.”
He pointed out that he believes Southgate favors club status over player form “I think his response was interesting, that he’s good enough for Watford but not for us, that message comes across that anyone who plays for a lesser team that doesn’t plays a certain style of football isn’t going to be good enough for England.
“If you look at a Danny Ings, Glenn Murray, Callum Wilson, we would probably all be arguing ‘well what do I need to be in the team?’ Because no offence to Danny Welbeck, I’ve got a lot of time for Danny Welbeck, but he’s not playing and he’s still being picked, so is it a case that’s just the team?”