Abraham was expected to support Harry Kane in Qatar, while Smalling had little chance of going despite England's defenders' inconsistent play.
Abraham's recent lack of goals, according to Southgate, was the reason for his removal from the starting lineup.
Pinto, however, is unimpressed, questioning the England manager's judgment and wondering why Smalling shouldn't be in the team instead of Harry Maguire, who regularly sits on Manchester United's bench.
“I cannot accept, both Roma and the representatives of other clubs, that people try to justify international call-ups with what is happening at club level,” Pinto told DAZN.
“If Tammy is not part of the England squad because he didn’t score over the last month, for example, but they called up a player who was on the bench for his club yesterday, then in that case Smalling ought to be a starter for England.”
Ojo Sunday Victor, A Professional Graphics Designer, and a skilled Content Writer in Entertainment, News and Sport Update.!An Undergraduate in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH, Ogbomoso). Read More
Napoli have agreed to sell defender Kim Min-jae to Manchester United but the Premier League giants would have to pay the sum of €60m (£53m).The 26-year-old has had an amazing season with Napoli, helping them clinch the Serie A title last Thursday after he joined from Fenerbahce last summer for just €18m (£16m).Min-Jae was a direct replacement for Kalilou Koulibaly who left the Serie A side for Chelsea last summer.He could be moving to Old Trafford if the Red Devils...
Barcelona thinks that La Liga will make it difficult for them to sign their new acquisitions because of financial fairness. The board has therefore once more requested Busquets and Pique toJoan Laporta had dinner on Wednesday with Rafa Yuste, Mateu Alemany, Gerard Pique, and Arturo Canales, according to Gerard Romero on "Jigantes." Pique and Xavi Hernandez are both represented by Canales.The potential pay cut for club captains Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique was th...
The football governing body will no longer clamp down on the country after the Federal Government declared its acknowledgement of Pinnick’s led board.Nigeria have avoided an impending Fifa ban by accepting Amaju Pinnick as Nigeria Football Federation’s substantive boss.There has been a power tussle in the NFF since September 30, 2014 when Pinnick was declared the winner of the presidential election - with Chris Giwa launching a counter claim.The wrangle...
Be first to comment