Ravel Morrison expresses anger over West Ham and Sunderland duo's international omissions

Ravel Morrison

Ravel Morrison says West Ham and Sunderland duo Mark Noble and Jermain Defoe should have been in the England squad.

Former West Ham ace Ravel Morrison has expressed his frustration with Roy Hodgson's England squad selection, concerning the omission of two top performing Premier League stars.

Morrison, now at Lazio, vented on Twitter, that he could not believe West Ham midfielder Mark Noble and Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe had both been left out.

Neither player made England's 26 man squad, which will later be cut to 23, and Morrison insists the calls were 'shocking'.

Defoe netted 15 goals to help a struggling Sunderland side escape relegation, while Noble was outstanding once again for a West Ham side which competed to earn a Champions League place, narrowly falling short.

In their place featured Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford, and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, who played just three games all season.

The decision to go with youth up front counted against 33-year-old Defoe, but the way Noble, 28, continues to be overlooked is puzzling, and is a blind spot Roy Hodgson does not appear like he will be fixing any time soon.

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