There were huge groans going round the Transfer Tavern when the final whistle went at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, as regulars at the bar realised it would be a whole long two weeks until the Premier League returned to action, due to the international break.
However, while the international break is usually met with a mixture of annoyance that their is no league action, and also fear that coveted clubmen might get hurt, this round of international fixtures could actually be pretty tasty.
Not only are there exciting play offs for the European qualifiers to get your teeth stuck into, but England also will be facing two highly quality opponents in the form of Spain and France. This makes a change from the usually monotonous football we are treated to, when England play fairly low opposition such as San Marino.
The appearance of the international break got a discussion going in the Transfer Tavern, with the topic being which England players deserved a start against the current European champions.
Below are five names who we think have performed so well so far this season, that they therefore deserve to go toe-to-toe with some of Europe’s finest.
Hit Hodgson below to see FIVE players who deserve a start against Spain!