Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling are going to miss the next England games due to injury. Both players have been injured during the Manchester derby on Sunday. Raheem Sterling suffers from a groin injury while Joe Hart is suffering from a calf problem. Both players are expected to be absent for four weeks.
On the other hand, Danny Drinkwater is reaping the benefits of Leicester surprising season and has earned his first selection with the England team. Aged 26, the former Manchester United youth team player is set to compete with the likes of Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley and Adam Lallana for a place in midfield.
Roy Hodgson has been impressed by Drinkwater’s contribution to the rise of Leicester and is set to give him some playing time in one of the two games. The England manager wants to see whether Drinkwater will be able to replicate his Leicester performance with the England team.
With Carrick likely to miss the Euro finals and with Wilshere still injured, Danny Drinkwater has an excellent chance to make it to the Euros provided he can maintain the form that he has been showing so far this season. This would be a formidable reward for a player that has given everything for Leicester this campaign.
England is set to play friendly games against Germany on Saturday and against the Netherlands on Wednesday. Last England game saw them beat France 2-0 in November at Wembley.
Meanwhile, assistant coach Gary Neville is set to join the England team only on Thursday following his team, Valencia, third successive defeat. He will be present for the Spanish team training on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Valencia’s fans have become fed up with their English manager and have called for Neville to be sacked following their side poor run.