Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend has admitted that he is gutted to have missed out on England’s Euro 2016 squad.
Townsend was included in England’s provisional squad for the international tournament in France, but he failed to make the final 23 man squad.
Townsend was only used as a second-half substitute in England’s latest friendly against Australia, and he failed to do enough to convince Roy Hodgson to include him in the Three Lions’ squad.
The former Tottenham Hotspur man was understandably disappointed with the decision, but he has wished England all the best at Euro 2016.
Obviously gutted to fall at the final hurdle but wishing the boys all the best of luck at Euro 2016 #ComeOnEngland— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) May 31, 2016
Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater and Manchester City’s Fabian Delph were also omitted with Townsend in Hodgson’s final Euro 2016 squad.
The news has been greeted with a mixed reaction, with the decision to leave Drinkwater out proving particularly controversial.
Townsend’s inclusion in the provisional squad also sparked some debate when it was announced.
The winger had been in fine form with Newcastle, but there were some suggestions that the likes of Michail Antonio and Theo Walcott should have been picked ahead of him.