Everton defender Michael Keane has been rewarded for the terrific football he has been playing for the Toffees this season by being recalled to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming matches against the U.S.A. and Croatia, and the club’s fans feel no-one deserves it more than him.
Apart from missing two Premier League matches at the beginning of the September, the former Burnley man has started and played the full 90 minutes in all of the club’s matches. Keane has formed a quite formidable partnership with Kurt Zouma as Marco Silva tries to build the ideal squad that could make Everton a competitive force again.
The 25-year-old made his debut for the Three Lions in a friendly against Germany in March last year, while he made three World Cup qualifying appearances for Southgate’s side against Slovenia and twice against Lithuania. He was however left out of the manager’s squad that travelled to Russia for the World Cup.
Keane is one of two Evertonians in the squad with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also making the cut again.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Everton fans to Keane’s inclusion:
Fair play he’s been outstanding this season
— dylan davies (@dylanjd14) November 8, 2018
Deserved been class this season
— mogsy (@mogs157) November 8, 2018
Congratulations @michaelkeane04 much deserved! He’s been outstanding this season.
— Matt (@matt1878) November 8, 2018
Most improved player. He deserves it. Just don’t get injured!
— canispeaktodave (@canispeaktodave) November 8, 2018
credit where credits due there. Proper coaching
— Godders Godders (@paul17godfrey) November 8, 2018
Made up for Michael Keane, proper turned his form around from last season and has been solid at the back all season. Glad he’s proving everybody that doubted him wrong. Well in Keano @michaelkeane04
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) November 8, 2018
Michael Keane, well deserved. What a great turn around since last season.
— Marc Roche (@Rochey1878) November 8, 2018
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Fair play to Michael Keane getting back into England Squad be very impressive this season.
— Fordy (@Fordy1EFC) November 8, 2018