West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic says he doesn't know why some of his players are being overlooked by the England manager ahead of the European Championships in the summer.
Roy Hodgson has called 47 players to St George's Park for a briefing on Thursday – none is from West Ham, despite the strong claims of players like Mark Noble.
Bilic said: “It’s probably because some of my players played 120 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday. I don’t like to interfere because I don’t know the situation in the dressing room."
Among the players heading to the National Football Centre near Burton-upon-Trent are injury plagued Liverpool strike pair Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings as well as Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck – who have not played a single minute of football this season.
Bilic is surprised that captain Mark Noble and former Ipswich Town left back Aaron Cresswell – who have both performed solidly this season – have not received any acknowledgment of a call-up to the England squad.
“I can’t see any English midfielders in the Premier League having a better season than Mark Noble or Aaron Cresswell. They should at least be mentioned.”