Matt Le Tissier thinks Nathaniel Clyne was ‘unlucky’ not to receive England call-up before now [Video]

The main talking points from Roy Hodgson’s England squad announcement was the inclusion of Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.

Saints legend Matt Le Tissier was speaking about the call-up and said that Clyne has been unlucky that he’s had to wait so long to be called up. Especially considering Everton centre-back John Stones was played out of position for the Three Lions.

Le Tissier said: “Nathaniel Clyne can probably consider himself to be a little bit unfortunate not to have been called up in any of the previous squads. John Stones has been playing as a right-back when really he’s more a centre-back, it’s more of a centre-back. So really he (Hodgson) was playing a player in a position that wasn’t his best.

So Nathaniel can probably count himself a little bit unlucky but it’s fantastic start for England.”

Clyne’s call-up is the result of a fine run of form which included a stunning long-range winner in the Capital One Cup against Arsenal.

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You can also hear Le Tisser talk about Southampton old boy Callum Chambers in the video above.

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