How did Danny Drinkwater perform on his international debut?


Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater made his England debut in the Wembley friendly against Holland.

Here’s how he got on in the 84 minutes he was on the pitch in the 2-1 defeat.


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He read the game well from a deep-lying midfield position, covering his centre-backs both in front and dropping in alongside and did not look out of place at international level, albeit it in a rather tame friendly.


His role at the bottom of the diamond was more about exerting an element of control than imposing himself on Holland, but more than held his own in his area of the pitch.


Did the simple, short stuff well. The occasional more ambitious long-range attempts were less successful, with one cross-field 50-yard effort going straight out of play.


Neat and tidy. Barely put a foot wrong and never had to over-extend himself with reckless challenges.

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