England announced their squad for the semi-finals of the Nations League, in which they will take on the Netherlands on 6 June in Portugal.
Gareth Southgate’s men have made it to two semi-finals in two years, and have an exciting opportunity to top of a season in which English teams monopolise the two major European finals with an international trophy.
The England squad usually generates debate, even in an era in which Southgate’s summer success has increased trust in what he’s trying to do and some insulation from the wildest responses.
But Leicester playmaker James Maddison’s absence seemed to catch the attention of supporters in the aftermath on Twitter.
But the Nations League isn’t the only tournament taking place this summer, the Young Lions are also playing in the Under 21 European Championship and Maddison is likely to be called upon there.
That’s the most reasonable explanation for him not being in Southgate’s squad but these supporters appear to have missed the memo and took to Twitter to express their fury…
AWB and Maddison robbed again
— trapp ⚽️🇩🇰 (@spurstrapp) May 16, 2019
Delph and Lingard over Maddison LOOOOOOOL
— Tom🏴🇧🇧 (@tom_lcfc9) May 16, 2019
— LouiNewbold (@NebwoldJ) May 16, 2019
Trippier and Dier ⬅️
AWB and Maddison ➡️
— Riam (@riamdaniel) May 16, 2019
No creativity in that midfielder. Why not take Maddison? And how is Lingard anywhere near that current squad!?
— Julian Simon-Parson (@JulesSP_) May 16, 2019
No maddison no party imo
— 𝐌𝐀𝐇 | (@matissearmani) May 16, 2019
AWB, Shaw, Maddison, Ox and Odoi should be in.
Trippier, Delph, Lingard, Barkley and Redmond out.
When they're all fully fit obviously. Then its spot on. https://t.co/SwpWjGcYhf
— Raja (@RDhillonn_) May 16, 2019
Wan-Bissaka and Maddison still not called up 🤔
— Oliver (@ReviloLDN_) May 16, 2019
Redmond uno loool. No Maddison? https://t.co/ilVr6DO4Cu
— hbk (@DanielOT__) May 16, 2019
How are Winks, Dier and Delph in the squad ahead of Maddison? 🤷🏻♂️🙄 better than the 3 of them put together!
— Danny (@dannywarren14) May 16, 2019
James Maddison not getting an England call up is ridiculous. I can't see how Redmond has got in ahead of him, nor why we've got three right backs in the squad.
— Jonny Smith (@JSmithy64) May 16, 2019