Defoe has been ‘phenomenal’ but his time with England ‘has probably just gone’

first_imgJermain Defoe is unlikely to get called up to England’s Euro 2016 squad because ‘his time has probably just gone’, according to former Southampton hero Matt Le Tissier.It was announced that Roy Hodgson will now name his squad for the tournament on Monday (May 16) and Defoe has been tipped as a late contender.The Sunderland striker is in red-hot form this season, scoring 18 goals in 33 appearances and he has vast experience on the international stage. The 33-year-old has 55 Three Lions caps to his name, the most recent coming in November 2013.“Fifteen [Premier League] goals this season in a team that’s struggled and not created that many chances – it’s a phenomenal achievement,” ex-England striker Le Tisser told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s only beaten that once before in his career.“Is it going to be enough to get him in the squad? I probably think not because of [Harry] Kane, [Jamie] Vardy and [Wayne] Rooney.“I think they are the ones in pole position and I think Jermain’s time has probably just gone.”Should Defoe go to the Euros? If yes, in place of who? Comment with your thoughts, below…last_img read more