Three Lions of England striker Jamie Vardy has defended his former club teammate at Leicester City, Danny Drinkwater, after he turned down a call up to the national team ahead of games against Germany and Brazil.
Speaking ahead of England’s game with Brazil, Vardy stated that Drinkwater has been battling with match fitness. In his words, Vardy said:
“He has been struggling to get a bit of match-time.”
“He was injured and he needs to get the match sharpness back. He has been doing that in recent weeks for Chelsea and he needs to keep building that up.
“He definitely wants to play for his country.” he concluded.
Danny Drinkwater has had a slow start to life at Chelsea following his £35m move from Leicester City in the summer and that has culminated in just 22 minutes of English Premier League (EPL) football for the league champions.