For three Tottenham Hotspur players, not being selected for Euro 202 should be just the motivation they need to step up their games.
Tottenham Hotspur has had a lot of players play internationally over the last few seasons. At one point earlier this season, Tottenham had 15 senior players in action over an international break. Following a season to forget, however, several players have fallen out of their respective country’s rotation. Here are three Tottenham players that should be motivated by their respective snubs.
Winks and Alli do not really count
It is hard to call Harry Winks and Dele Alli snubs for the England National Team. Winks has been selected intermittently over the last few years. However, his last appearance for the Three Lions came in a 26-minute cameo against Iceland in Nations League. There have been three different call-ups since then, all of which saw Winks passed over by Gareth Southgate.
Whereas Winks has 10 Caps and has never really been a fixture in the English side, Alli had his name etched in the team sheet for nearly three years. From late 2015 until the middle of 2018 Dele Alli was a regular in the Three Lions setup. However, as Dele struggled for form and fitness at Spurs, he lost his spot and last played for England in June of 2019.
Given how far out of the England frame both Winks and Dele are, it is hard to imagine the Euros motivating them. Winks has allowed his desire to play for the national team cloud his judgement about his place in Spurs rotation. As for Dele, it would be great to see him hit his stride again but it has been some time since we have seen the attacker at full strength.
While Alli and Winks are not near the English national team one of our three players who might feel snubbed is.