‘Knew we’d see Defoe for England!’ Fans react to striker’s goals after Euro snub

first_imgShould Jermain Defoe have been heading to France next week? The Sunderland striker ended the Premier League season in red-hot form, but he was snubbed by Roy Hodgson when he named the England squad for Euro 2016, instead choosing Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford. The 33-year-old has 55 senior Three Lions caps and many fans were calling for his inclusion for the Euros, which starts on Friday. He netted 18 goals in all competitions for Sunderland in 2015/16 and the ex Tottenham, West Ham and Portsmouth front man Defoe played in Sunday’s Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford, scoring twice against a Rest of the World team made up of ex pros and celebrities. His brief cameo – sent on by club manager Sam Allardyce, who was managing the England side – showed his sharpness and deft touch and England fans believe he should be with Hodgson’s squad heading across the English channel next week. See some of the best social media reaction, and both goals below: 1 .@IAmJermainDefoe makes it 3-2 for England! That mazy run from Dyer, though 🙌 #SoccerAid https://t.co/xwh7gjXqyz— Soccer Aid ⚽️ (@socceraid) June 5, 2016 .@IAmJermainDefoe continues his rich vein of goalscoring form to level the score for England! 🔥 https://t.co/s3gtBX5gfI— Soccer Aid ⚽️ (@socceraid) June 5, 2016 Jermain Defoe netted twice for England in the Soccer Aid charity match last_img read more

Mourinho on team who can challenge for the title – not Arsenal or Man United

first_img stalemate Getty LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES City boss Guardiola stunned football fans with the exceptional quality of his squad by naming a bench including Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Joao Cancelo, and Phil Foden against the Hammers.And having seen the strength of his former rival’s roster, Mourinho insisted the second XI the Spaniard could name is more capable of mounting a title charge than Arsenal and former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.Asked how many teams had a chance of winning the Premier League, he told Sky Sports Super Sunday: “Four. Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City’s ‘B Team’. OFF deals New job What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas “Then we are speaking about United that finished sixth and is playing Europa League, Arsenal that finished fifth and is playing Europa league also and Chelsea with this ban.” City made light work of West Ham at the London Stadium despite having a string of stars on the bench Getty Images – Getty targets 4 4 Jose Mourinho believes Spurs could be title challengers again FAREWELL LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January But the Portuguese added he wanted to see the rest of the ‘big six’ competing at the top of the table.“I want to say the obvious thing, we would love United, Chelsea and Arsenal to be also at that level.“It would be something incredible and sometimes in football unpredictable things can happen. on target “Who knows? Some click can happen and make a huge difference.“But I think we all agree we are speaking about a team that last season won everything in England, we are speaking about the European champions and we are speaking about European runner-up. Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho has revealed he believes Manchester City’s ‘B Team’ could challenge for the Premier League title, while admitting his former clubs and Arsenal will struggle to this season.Liverpool and Man City have already set their stalls out in the race for top spot in 2019/20 with thumping wins over Norwich City and West Ham United respectively. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update AFP or licensors Getty Images Liverpool were at their rampant best and put four past Norwich on Friday Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 4 “When I looked at the bench yesterday, there were some images of the bench and the players that were not involved, I think even the ‘B Team’ could fight for the title.“Independent of what happens today, even if one of the teams play magnificently, I believe they are going to resist in the title race“I don’t see also Arsenal to resist to a title race, but I think Tottenham has to join it.” 4last_img read more