The best England squad jokes as Danny Drinkwater is left out of final 23

Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson preferred by Roy Hodgson.

England squad jokes abounded as Jack Wilshere was preferred to Danny Drinkwater
WANTED: Wilshere (Image: Ronnie Macdonald)

As title winner Danny Drinkwater was left at home in favour of Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson, these were the best England squad jokes.

It seems that helping Leicester City to sporting immortality was not enough to secure Drinkwater’s place in Hodgson’s final 23, with recently injured duo Wilshere and Henderson preferred.

Liverpool man Henderson made just 17 Premier League appearances this season, while Arsenal’s Wilshere made just 2.

With five strikers making the cut, including the fitness gamble that is Daniel Sturridge, there was no shortage of England squad jokes:

Fitness concerns over Henderson and Wilshere.

Cuts Danny Drinkwater and takes five strikers.#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/29vl8kqBOc

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 31, 2016

Drinkwater vs Wilshere.

The Key Stats. pic.twitter.com/nzKwu6sJyP

— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) May 31, 2016

I saw most of Danny Drinkwater's 3039 mins in the PL this season, Jack Wilshere must have had a hell of a 141 mins to get past him.

— Huey (@hueylad) May 31, 2016

Jack Wilshere video highlights from this season…. pic.twitter.com/4nfcMRC2vw

— 100% LCFC (@100Lcfc) May 31, 2016

BREAKING: Danny Drinkwater reacts to the England squad announcement. pic.twitter.com/1K5378Fqp2

— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) May 31, 2016

3 – Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for 3 weeks with earache after getting a phone call to stay he's in the England squad. Sicknote.

— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) May 31, 2016

When Wilshere gets injured 5 minutes in to England's first game… pic.twitter.com/XpEkhRNO8X

— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) May 31, 2016

Danny Drinkwater has just won a premier league winners medal. Jack Wilshere will probably be mummified by next wednesday. Makes sense.

— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) May 31, 2016

Every time I drink water I can't stop thinking about how Wilshere and Henderson were picked.

— Red Army! (@MYMUFC1) May 31, 2016

Doubt Hodgson cares if Bobby from Twitter thinks Drinkwater should've been included in the Euros squad

— Moe. (@NoLaughingMata) May 31, 2016

Looking at England squad maybe they should rename themselves to LIverpool Hotspur.

— Comical Klopp (@comicalklopp) May 31, 2016

BREAKING: Luke Shaw and Adam Johnson have been left out of @England's 23-man squad for @EURO2016

— Simon Rowntree (@Simon_Rowntree) May 31, 2016

Roy rang me to say I'm in the England squad. I said me? He said yes. I said in the squad? He said yes. I said for the Euros? He said yes.

— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) May 31, 2016

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the people most convinced Jack Wilshere should play for England are Arsenal supporters.

— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) May 31, 2016

Conceivably Jack Wilshere's Euro minutes could surpass his Premier League minutes halfway through the second half of game 2.

— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) May 31, 2016

We congratulate Wilshere and Bellerin on reaching their #Euro2016 squads, ahead of the accidental collision that rules both out for a year.

— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) May 31, 2016

Bournemouth's Andrew Surman played every single minute in last season's Premier League campaign. Disgrace that Wilshere picked ahead of him.

— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) May 31, 2016

Waiting for Wilshere and Sturridge to get injured like… pic.twitter.com/nAtsCuf56v

— 90min (@90min_Football) May 31, 2016

Germany drop Marco Reus due to fitness issues.

England to take Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere… #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/0G5GvvSQ51

— Transfer Site (@TransferSite) May 31, 2016

They just photoshopped Rashford's head onto Smalling's body for the official England squad announcement pic.twitter.com/oxjx7ZhTB6

— Joel (@beingaliveisbad) May 31, 2016