Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has written in The Daily Mail that West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble is unfortunate not to be part of the England squad for the Euro 2016 finals in the summer.
Noble has been at West Ham his entire career so far and is one of the best players at the club.
The midfielder has been in good form for the Hammers this season, but he is unlikely to get called up to the England squad for the 2016 European Championship in the summer.
Much of that has to do with a fierce competition for places in the England midfield, but it is quite astonishing that Noble has not been capped by the Three Lions so far.
Former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder Hoddle believes that the 29-year-old is unfortunate not to be part of Roy Hodgson’s plans.
“He was 29 last week and, as such, we do not expect him to make Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016, but he can consider himself unfortunate in that regard,” Hoddle wrote in The Daily Mail.
“He has had a great season. It’s the unerring accuracy of his passing that is his outstanding feature. He sets the tempo of the game.”
Noble has scored seven goals and created 47 chances in 36 Premier League appearances for West Ham this season.
The midfielder has a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and has won 16 headers, 29 dribbles and 71 tackles.