England boss Roy Hodgson has seen the error of his ways and will now be adding Tottenham Hotspur fullback Danny Rose to the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Italy. Rose replaces Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw, who withdrew from the squad.
Danny Rose has been called into the @england squad by manager Roy Hodgson. Details - http://t.co/aYqPVz4wPm pic.twitter.com/Wtw4hW4E3W— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 21, 2015
Rose had previously been called into the England set-up back in August of 2014, but failed to make his first appearance for the Three Lions. Recently, rumors began to swirl that Rose might be considering playing for Jamaica, who he was eligible for through his grandparents. Should Rose gain a cap against Lithuania, the 24 year-old will be locked into playing for England.
Rose's performances for Tottenham have improved of recently. Unfortunately, that has coincided with a dip in form from pretty much everyone else on the team not named Harry Kane. Rose is probably deserving of this call-up, but he probably shouldn't count on being a regular fixture for the team. If he wanted to play consistent international football, joining up with the Reggae Boys would have been his best bet. That said, when your birth nation comes calling, how are you supposed to turn them down?
Good luck Daniel. Score a worldy on your England debut. You know, just for consistency's sake.