Danny Drinkwater's decision to decline an England call-up from Gareth Southgate will ruin his international career, his chance to break into the Chelsea first team and quite possibly his entire life according to Chris Sutton, who used to knock them in for Blackburn back in the day.
Drinkwater, currently a squad player at Stamford Bride after moving there from Leicester City, said no because he want to focus on getting fit for his club.
Baaad move says Sutton, who for some reason was asked his opinion by the Daily Mail.
"Danny Drinkwater has made the biggest mistake of his career in snubbing Southgate," said Alan Shearer's old scoring partner.
"His chances of playing at the World Cup are surely over and future England managers — never mind Southgate — will not want to touch him.
"On a purely practical level, it would have made sense for Drinkwater to join up with England. Given he has had little game-time for Chelsea, these games would have been a perfect opportunity for him to get minutes under his belt.
"There is stiff competition in midfield at Chelsea, but had Drinkwater shone against quality opposition — Germany on Friday night and Brazil on Tuesday — he could have forced his way into Antonio Conte's thinking. 'Now, Conte will only be able to judge him in Under 23 matches or League Cup ties."