The international break is coming, and various national teams are releasing their rosters for upcoming friendlies and the beginning of the EURO 2020 qualifying campaign. And naturally, the biggest impact on Tottenham Hotspur’s squad comes from England. Gareth Southgate released his roster today on social media, and unsurprisingly it includes five Spurs players: Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, and Eric Dier.
Interestingly, while Kieran Trippier makes the side despite missing the past couple of matches with an injury, Harry Winks was left home to recuperate from his hip problem. I don’t especially have a problem with Dele or Dier being called up — based on the Southampton match they are clearly not match fit, so getting some international minutes followed by a bit of a break would be good for their return.
Here’s the full England squad, for those who are interested in such things.
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
- Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
- Jack Butland (Stoke City)
- Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)
- Dele (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Fabian Delph (Manchester City)
- Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
- Tom Heaton (Burnley)
- Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Michael Keane (Everton)
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
- Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
- Jordan Pickford (Everton)
- Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
- Declan Rice (West Ham United)
- Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
- Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
- Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
- John Stones (Manchester City)
- James Tarkowski (Burnley)
- Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
- Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth)
England play two EURO qualifiers starting next weekend — they host the Czech Republic at Wembley on March 22, before traveling to Montenegro on March 25. Both matches kick off at 3:45 p.m. ET / 7:45 p.m UK
The Three Lions might be calling up the most Tottenham players, but Spurs are a cosmopolitan side. Here’s a list of other Tottenham players who will be involved in international action over the next couple of weeks.
- Christian Eriksen (Denmark)
- Davinson Sanchez (Colombia)
- Son Heung-Min (South Korea)
- Juan Foyth (Argentina)
- Ben Davies (Wales)
In addition, France and Belgium have yet to announce their squads but it’s reasonable to assume that we’ll see call-ups for Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, and Hugo Lloris, and possibly even for Moussa Sissoko.