Sunderland fans call for Jermain Defoe to be included in England squad

Sunderland fans have called on England boss Roy Hodgson to take in-form Jermain Defoe to Euro 2016.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 10:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 11:31 am
Jermain Defoe should be in the England squad says Sunderland fans

There are growing calls for the club's 18-goal top scorer to be included in the England squad that jets off to France for the summer tournament.

Defoe scored his 15th Premier League goal of the campaign in the 3-2 win over Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.

And an overwhelming 93 per cent of supporters that voted in our online poll think the 33-year-old striker deserves a call-up, with just seven per cent believing the England boss has better options.

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It sparked a big debate on Twitter. Here is the best of the reaction from Sunderland fans:

Steven Shaw @StevenShawPT Think Andy Carroll is probably more likely to get the nod wrongly or rightly

Scott @scott_safc If he played for a London team or top 6 club maybe, but Sunderland? Nah...

SAFCRed&WhiteArmy He's scoring goals for fun it would be crazy to leave him out!

Daniel Roche @DanielRoche95 Not to be bias just because of being a Sunderland fan but he deserves to go for the effort and goals this season

SAFCRed&WhiteArmy If I was Roy i would take Defoe, Vardy, Kane, Rooney and Sturridge! That's 5 top strikers!

Chris @TheIrishMackem Strikers should get taken based off there goals in the season...not because they were good last season

Nick @NicksSport Players should be picked on form! Defoe is in form so should be selected. He won't be though...

Stephen Wallbank @WallbankStephen From a selfish point of view I would rather he had the summer off.

Dave @daveonmako Love Defoe for #SAFC but, @england play with one CF and 2 wide men. Would be waste to take 5 CF. + want him rested for 16/17

Colin R Docherty @ColinRDocker It depends how many strikers we take if we take 4 no if we stretch to 5 he has got to be in Roy's thoughts!

Michael Bartley @schmeichel1b He can't play for England whilst he's under contract at Sunderland. At least, I think that must be the reason.

Freddie Kersh @kersh94 3rd highest scoring Englishman this season. Behind Kane and Vardy, no brainier he should at least be considered.