Two Tottenham Hotspur youth players have been called up to the England U20 national team for three upcoming friendly matches in early October. Right back Kyle Walker-Peters and attacking midfielder Josh Onomah will be part of Keith Downing’s Young Lions squad that will play against the Netherlands on October 5, Germany on October 7, and USA on October 10.
The #YoungLions squad for October's under-20 tournament involving @DFB_Team , @OnsOranje and @ussoccer has been revealed: pic.twitter.com/gGQiLTflzw— England (@England) September 30, 2016
USA hasn’t announced their lineup yet for the friendly against England. While Spurs defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is technically eligible to participate in with the U20s, it’s unlikely he’ll feature in the England-USA match, since he’s been playing with USA’s U23s since he was 17 and appears to be not that far away from making his USA full international debut.
Onomah and Walker-Peters have both been regular participants lately in the England youth setup at various levels, and we expect that both will feature at some point during these friendlies.
In addition, Marcus Edwards has been called up to the England U19 squad for friendlies against Croatia and Bulgaria.
Under-19s coach Keith Downing has named his squad for the #YoungLions' upcoming games against @HNS_CFF and Bulgaria: pic.twitter.com/4iWjNTd28c— England (@England) September 30, 2016
Seriously, though, why call Messi with an Afro to the U19s when he’s perfectly capable of starring for the full national team? Silly England.