Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks received his first call up to the senior England team on Monday, and Spurs fans were quick to mock West Ham United’s Mark Noble following Gareth Southgate’s decision.
— England (@England) October 2, 2017
The Three Lions manager opted to promote Winks from the Under-21 squad following Fabian Delph’s withdrawal through injury, and it means that the 21-year-old has now been called up to the squad more times than the Irons captain.
While he perhaps hasn’t been at his best this season, Hammers supporters have often been left bewildered as to how Noble hasn’t been given a chance for his country, and this is just the latest setback for the 30-year-old.
Tottenham supporters wasted little time in poking fun at the West Ham skipper via social media, and while many laughed that Winks “has barely played” but is already closer to an England cap, others simply said “better luck next time”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Cheeseroom FC 🧀⚽️ (@JMEmabbz) October 2, 2017
Harry Winks joins a long long long (very long) list of people with more England caps than Mark Noble.
— Jack (@jdf249) October 2, 2017
Harry Winks has barely played and is still closer to an England cap than Mark Noble 😂😂
— Joe (@OfficialJ0e) October 2, 2017
Harry Winks got an England call up before Mark Noble? Hahahaha
— Ryan (@Ryanj98) October 2, 2017
Harry Winks about to have more England caps than Mark Noble, this is the sport I love
— JAKC (@Dierbetic) October 2, 2017
We all joked about Harry Winks getting an England call up before Mark Noble and it's actually happened sooner than we thought it would 😂
— Becky (@becksthfc) October 2, 2017
In case anyone forgot: Harry Winks>Mark Noble
— KerryCOYS 💙 (@ElectricEriksen) October 2, 2017
Better luck next time Mark Noble.#Winks
— DIY Army 🔨⚽ 🔧 (@DIY_Army) October 2, 2017
Winks called up before Noble? I love this game
— Gareth (@DierSituation) October 2, 2017
Harry Winks has started 1 Premier League game this season and still gets in England squad ahead of Mark Noble. 😂😂
— Ross Wagstaff (@rwaggy26) October 3, 2017