Robbie Keane tips Tottenham teammate for an England recall
Spurs striker joins Harry Redknapp in singing winger’s praises
Aaron Lennon has been one of Spurs’ better players this season but that has more to do with the fact his fellow midfielders have either been passing sideways or are called David Bentley than because the winger has excelled.
However, the 21-year-old’s recent run of four goals in six games (having scored just one in the previous 51) has prompted Robbie Keane to join Harry Redknapp in talking up his teammate’s England prospects.
“I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t get back in the England squad. He’s a big player for us and is getting better with age. Since I got back to the club I see a more mature player.”
Lennon’s recent form has been reasonably impressive but The Spoiler feels that while he can give full-backs a torrid time, his final ball still lets him down far too frequently to justify an England call-up.
He has only set-up two league goals all season, which puts him behind a whole host of Englishmen who have played on the wing this season. Ashley Young, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stewart Downing, James Milner, Jermaine Pennant, Matthew Etherington, Matt Taylor, James Morrison, Mark Noble, Dean Marney and even Bentley have more assists.
Is Lennon more worthy of a place in the England squad right now than Wright-Phillips, Milner, Theo Walcott and David Beckham? Let us know what you think with a comment below.