Troy Deeney has spoken out against Gareth Southgate’s England squad selection, arguing he should be picked over the likes of Danny Welbeck.

Speaking after the last international break, where Welbeck got another call up, Deeney argued he’s doing enough to deserve a chance.

“If you look at a Danny Ings, Glenn Murray, Callum Wilson, we would probably all be arguing ‘Well what do I need to be in the team?’,” he said. “Because no offence to Danny Welbeck, but he’s not playing, but still being picked. So is it a case that’s just the team?”

Deeney couldn’t have made his point at a worse time really, with Welbeck scoring in the Europa League last night. That took the 27-year-old level with Deeney for goals this season, having played 328 fewer minutes.

If Deeney can’t outscore Welbeck’s contributions per game, even as Watford’s regular penalty taker, it’s hard to see why he should get into the squad.

The Arsenal man is also more versatile, as he’s capable of playing anywhere across the front three if required.

More than that, it’s never been more apparent how much better Welbeck’s attitude is. He’s had to sit on the bench a fair amount recently, as Deeney points out, yet he just gets his head down, works hard, and puts in performances when called upon. Meanwhile Deeney doesn’t get picked and runs to the media to whine about it.

Welbeck doesn’t get in trouble for swearing at fans, he doesn’t make headlines for insulting his opposition after matches, and he has fewer suspensions in his entire career than Deeney has in the last 12 months.

There’s absolutely no contest on who should get to represent their country.

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