The England squad for their fixtures against Estonia and Lithuania was named today and it contained a surprise for two Spurs stars.
Dele Alli was given his first call up despite the 19-year old having only made four Premier League appearances, while the much-praised Eric Dier must be contented with a place in the U21 squad, despite his brilliant form as a defensive midfielder. Here’s how fans reacted to the news.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 1, 2015
Alli in England squad…but not Dier? #THFC
— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) October 1, 2015
If anything Eric Dier should be in the senior squad and Dele Alli in the U-21s. Its to soon to call up Alli after only few games in PL #COYS
— Harry Charalambous (@TransitionTHFC) October 1, 2015
How is Eric Dier not in the england squad and carrick and lallana are? Roy's been using his crack pipe again. #Threelions
— Luke Rooke (@RookeLuke) October 1, 2015
Dele Alli's England call-up disappointing to #Nigeria. I understand there have been attempts to persuade him to play for the Super Eagles.
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) October 1, 2015
I can only imagine an Eric Dier who feels he's been slighted & has something to prove is a very good thing for Tottenham Hotspur.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) October 1, 2015
#thfc Pretty incredible progress from Alli, having had less than 2 months to adapt from League One to the Premier League. And now England!
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) October 1, 2015
Hodgson was at Spurs v Man City so I can only assume that he doesn't realise that Eric Dier is English.
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) October 1, 2015
I'm not sure how you can look at the make-up of recent England squads, watch Spurs' last few games, then call up Alli instead of Dier.
— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) October 1, 2015
The thought of Roy Hodgson having anything to do with Alli frightens the life out of me.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) October 1, 2015
Quite possible that Hodgson doesn’t feel he needs a holding midfielder against Estonia and Lithuania. We’ll need one next summer though.
— Dan Fitch (@DJFitch) October 1, 2015
Personally, I hope Alli and Dier announce their intention to retire from international football this weekend
— Bardi (@BardiTFC) October 1, 2015