Those of you who were bemoaning the lack of Tottenham Hotspur players in the latest England squad don't really have anything to worry about anymore. The FA announced on Tuesday that Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend have both been called into Roy Hodgson's setup for two upcoming EURO qualifying matches during the upcoming international break.
Well done to @andros_townsend and @kylewalker2 - called into the @england squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers v Estonia and Lithuania. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 6, 2015
Everton's John Stones withdrew himself from the squad after picking up a knock in league action last weekend, and Wayne Rooney, Danny Ings, and Jonjo Shelvey did not train for similar reasons. Hence, Walker and Townsend. Because you can't spell EnglAND without ANDros, right?
Townsend and Walker join Harry Kane and England senior debutant Dele Alli in the team that will face off against European football powerhouses Estonia and Lithuania this weekend and next week. England has not only already done well enough to make the EUROs next summer, they've already clinched their group, which makes these two matches doubly meaningless. And if #narrative holds, it means that one or more Spurs players will pick up stupid injuries that will rule them out of upcoming league matches, because that seems to be a thing that happens.
So congratulations to Walker and Townsend, but I can't pretend to be super excited about this. Who doesn't love the international break, AMIRITE?
Yeah? Yeah? ... Anyone?