Fabio Capello’s latest England squad is notable from a Spurs point of view for the absentees this time round. While Kyle Walker, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe retained their places, Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon missed out.
Considering the case of Dawson, it seemed worth checking as to whether he had picked up injury considering the positive comments he drew after the Wales qualifier. John Terry in particular was effusive with his praise of his central defensive partner.
Rio Ferdinand is obviously fit once more and it was expected that he would return, but Daws can’t seem to find a place above Joleon Lescott and Gary Cahill.
Inconsistent selections have been cited as a reason for some of the recent international retirements, both temporary and permanent and Michael must be wondering what he did wrong.