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(Audio) Jenas: 'Defoe Is A Brave Choice'

(Audio) Jenas: 'Defoe Is A Brave Choice'

Ex-England midfielder Jermaine Jenas says Jermain Defoe's recall to England is a brave decision from manager Gareth Southgate.

The 34-year-old last played for England against Chile in November 2013 however, his current run of form with Sunderland has made the Three Lions boss, Gareth Southgate sit up and take note.

Jermain, since his England debut way back in 2004 was never able to keep a regular international place, nevertheless 55 appearances and 19 goals later and the old boy is still able to attract attention from those at the FA.

Defoe will no doubt be chomping at the bit to play against Germany on Wednesday 22 March, in a friendly while the match four days later in a World Cup qualifier, at Wembley Stadium against Lithuania takes on far more importance.

England Squad

Gareth Southgate named his England Squad a few days ago and so all eyes will be firmly peeled on whether Jermain will be able to put in a performance good enough to be recalled for the summer internationals in June against Scotland and France.

This clip was first broadcast on BBC 5 live Sport, Thursday 16 March.



Goalkeepers
Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, on loan from Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Michael Keane (Burnley), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Michail Antonio (West Ham United), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).



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Writer:Cresswell
Date:Sunday March 19 2017
Time: 9:16AM

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Jermain is the best player that Sunderland has and he stands out in that very poor side that has burned money on bringing players in, just like Joey Barton was the stand out player in a crap Manchester City side and as it turned out Barton was crap too but looks good when the players around him are bobbins. I like JD because he gives it effort all the way and he deserves this recall, but it does show how desperate we are for strikers. I know if Jermain reads this he wont like this bit. He is better at coming on as a sub because he is an impact player, but I would not start him.
Buzz Lightyear
19/03/2017 14:59:00
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In a way I agree BL. If England are to play two up front then it had to be Vardy and Rashford.
cresswell
19/03/2017 16:03:00
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