Did you know there’s ANOTHER international break coming up after this weekend? Whoopee! Pursuant to that, national teams are starting to release rosters containing players who have been called up to represent their countries. Usually, there are several Tottenham Hotspur players in those rosters — we already know, for example, that Juan Foyth and Giovani Lo Celso have both been called up for Argentina (much to the consternation of Mauricio Pochettino).
Up first, here’s England’s squad, chosen by Gareth Southgate.
Yep, England captain Harry Kane is there, as is Harry Winks and Danny Rose. A notable absence from that team, however, is Dele. That’s kind of curious, considering he’s been playing a lot lately, and playing quite well. However, if you’re of the opinion that you’d rather see Dele stay in north London next week to avoid potentially getting injured in pretty crappy EURO qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo, well then this is #actually good news.
The other team of note released today is France, and once again there are two Hotspurs represented in Didier Deschamps’ squad — Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele.
Les 23 joueurs sélectionnés par Didier Deschamps pour les 2 derniers matchs de qualifications à l'EURO 2020 ! #FiersdetreBleus— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 7, 2019
France Moldavie (Jeudi 14/11 à 20h45)
Albanie France (Dimanche 17/11 à 20h45) pic.twitter.com/NeJhoGty1a
Finally, we got confirmation from Ireland boss Mick McCarthy that 17-year old Irish phenom and Tottenham striker Troy Parrott has made his first Ireland senior squad.
Mick McCarthy has named his final squad for the @ThreeIreland International Friendly against New Zealand, and the @UEFAEURO Qualifier against Denmark— FAIreland ⚽️ (@FAIreland) November 7, 2019
➡️ https://t.co/KByaBbOQ1A #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/BnGGKXSPp4
He was called up in the last international break, but only to the provisional squad. McCarthy has already name-dropped him in interviews, strongly hinting that he’ll probably feature in Ireland’s opening friendly against New Zealand, but may not play in the EURO qualifier against Christian Eriksen’s Denmark (who was also called up because duh).
Let’s hear it for Hotspurs in international action! Please don’t get injured.