106 touches, 86 accurate passes: Leicester's Danny Drinkwater shines on England debut

The Leicester City star fully justified his inclusion by manager Roy Hodgson.

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater was in fine form at Wembley as England were beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands.

The Foxes midfielder has been a huge part of his team’s run towards the Premier League title this season forming a formidable partnership with N’Golo Kante

His performances have not gone unnoticed either, with Roy Hodgson calling him up for his latest England squad and handing him a start against the Netherlands on Tuesday evening.

While the result wasn’t one that he would have wanted on his England debut, he was made his claim for a starting place with an assured display in the heart of the midfield.

  MatchTouchesTotal PassAccurate PassPassing AccuracyTotal TackleTotal ClearanceInterception
Daniel Drinkwater England vs Netherlands 106 97 86 90%% 3 3 2

As illustrated by the table provided by WhoScored, the midfielder was heavily involved throughout.

He posted 106 touches in total, the most of any England player in the game.

His passing was also impressive as he registered 96 in total, 86 of which were accurate, enjoying a pass success of 90% overall.

Defensively he was also impressive, registering three tackles, three clearances and two interceptions in a more than composed display that certainly leaves Hodgson with something to think about.

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