Matt Le Tissier’s overlooked by England XI
With the ongoing question surrounding Wayne Rooney and whether he is deserving of a starting position in the England squad, it’s time to consider an English XI consisting of players who never got the chances they deserved with the national team.
Matt Le Tissier is arguably the most famous name to regularly be left out by England managers. But he was by no means the only one. Indeed, big-club bias, favouritism and political reasons have resulted in countless talented, English footballers never reaching more than the peripheries of the Three Lions squad.
The Southampton icon turned 48 years old earlier this week – which makes us at Football FanCast feel pretty old as well. So in honour of the former midfielder’s birthday, and us all feeling old together, we’ve created this select XI entirely out of players who were overlooked by the Three Lions.
Here’s eleven players who make up our overlooked England team.