James Maddison is deeply disenchanted due to his omission from the England squad, but promised to propel for his international return.
Gareth Southgate completed his list for competitions against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland. Obviously, the name of the 23-year-old player was not among his selections on Thursday.
Three attacking midfielders present in Southgate's recent squad include Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Phil Foden.
Since being given his first only cap against Montenegro in November of last year, Maddison has
been taken apart in the Three Lions senior team.
Maddison said the news: "I want to be in the England squad, that's what I dreamt of as a little boy. I've had a taste of it and I want more.
"I'm back fit now, I'm firing, getting the minutes in the legs. I had a long injury last year, I've had a couple of knocks this year so I haven't had consecutive run of games.
Compared to other selected players, Maddison's passing accuracy in the opposition half (90.14) is superior, as is a dribble success rate of 75 per cent.
Moreover, he is changing shots – excluding blocks – at the same rate as Foden (25) and more commonly than Mount (11.11).
So, should he keep on practicing typically, there is opportunity his general result will eventually exceed his opponents for an England spot.