Koeman explains how Ryan Bertrand can earn an England call-up

St Marys Southampton

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes that Ryan Bertrand will earn an England call-up in the future.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says that if Ryan Bertrand keeps performing to his current standards then he will receive an England call-up.

Bertrand was not included in Roy Hodgson's latest Three Lions squad which was announced today, but Koeman is hoping that his left-back does not get downhearted.

The Dutch manager believes that Hodgson can't keep ignoring him for too much longer and has backed the former Chelsea man to break back into the England team in the future, if he maintains his current form.

Bertrand has been one of the stand-out left-backs in the Premier League this season, but he is unfortunate to be competing for a spot where England have the greatest amount of cover.

Hodgson selected Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs, Manchester United's Luke Shaw and Everton's Leighton Baines in his squad, but Bertrand still wasn't the only left-back in the country feeling hard done by.

Both West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell and Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose had been hoping to be included, but, like Bertrand, they will have to watch from afar as England take on Italy and Lithuania at the end of the month.

Bertrand has already earned two England caps over the course of his career so far, and he certainly has the talent to add to that tally over the coming years.

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