Lineker, a former Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Barcelona goal scorer, made 80 caps for the England national team, scoring 48 goals with his first coming in 1985 while a Leicester player.
It has been a barren run since then in terms of England internationals playing for Leicester, yet Jamie Vardy and midfielder Drinkwater have both been given call-ups to face Germany and Holland.
And if Drinkwater, who is expected to feature against Germany, manages to find the net, he will become the first Leicester player since Lineker to do so which the BBC pundit admits he would be chuffed about.
Why sorry? I'd be chuffed for him. https://t.co/eDZMnqOvkz— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 25, 2016
Drinkwater’s inclusion in the England squad is fully deserved following a run of terrific performances.
The former Manchester United product has been a key cog in Leicester’s shock Premier League title challenge thus season, starting 29 league matches in the holding midfield role.
The defensive midfield position is a potential weakness in England’s squad at present, therefore a good performance from Drinkwater over the week could push him towards a permanent spot this summer.