Many Everton fans have been left stunned at Gareth Southgate’s decision to omit Michael Keane out of the latest 26-man England squad.
As per the official Twitter page of the Three Lions, Southgate has decided to go with Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings and John Stones as options in the centre of defence instead, while Keane’s Goodison Park teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been selected as one of the forward options up top.
Should Keane start for Everton under Carlo Ancelotti?
The former Burnley man has been enjoying a fine season with the Merseyside club so far in the 2020/21 term, winning no fewer than 3.8 of his duels per game in the Premier League while also averaging 4.6 clearances and 1.4 interceptions a match (Sofascore).
Nonetheless, Southgate clearly thinks that there are better options for him at centre-back than Keane.
Everton fan reaction to Keane omission
These Toffees supporters were stunned at his omission on Twitter, with one Blues fan admitting that he was ‘shocked’ while another described it as ‘incredible’:
“How has Michael Keane not been selected?”
“Pleased for young Dom. No Keane is incredible if you look at who he’s picked.”
“Dier over Keane wow even Spurs fans would be shocked by that”
“How is Michael Keane not in it????”
“Michael Keane, scored more goals this season than any other England defender, and he isn’t even selected!”
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