Le Tissier reacts to Bertrand omission; should Shaw really have been called up?

The Southampton star was left out of the England squad, with the Manchester United full-back being called up by Roy Hodgson.

It was a Roy Hodgson masterstroke, the latest England squad.

So many decisions to make. So many bad calls - according to the vast majority of England fans anyway.

And, when it came to his defence, Hodgson was at his absolute finest in leaving legions of supporters absolutely bewildered.

Indeed, at left-back, the England boss chose three players - but not arguably the most in-form contender for the position.

The man who missed out as a result was Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand, who has been in great shape this season.

Ahead of him came Leighton Baines, Kieran Gibbs and, most questionably, former Southampton left-back and current Manchester United man Luke Shaw.

The selection caught the attention of Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier, who felt for Bertrand on Twitter:

The issue with Shaw, of course, is that his form has simply been nowhere near the level of Bertrand's this campaign. Injuries have played a huge role in that... But then why is Hodgson picking a player in such a situation?

As Le Tissier says, the Southampton man can feel very aggrieved. Shaw, meanwhile, can thank his lucky stars he now plays for Manchester United and not the Saints. Were the roles reversed, the England boss wouldn't dare pick him over a 'big-club player.'

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