Danny Drinkwater turned down playing for England — and went on date with reality beauty Georgina Leigh Cantwell instead
FOOTBALLER Danny Drinkwater turned down playing for England last week — but enjoyed a first date with a TV reality star instead. Boss Gareth Southgate said the midfielder, 27, had told him he “wasn’t ready”. But the Chelsea star spent Tuesday night with Big Brother’s Georgina Leigh Cantwell as England took on Brazil at Wembley. […]
FOOTBALLER Danny Drinkwater turned down playing for England last week — but enjoyed a first date with a TV reality star instead.
Boss Gareth Southgate said the midfielder, 27, had told him he “wasn’t ready”.
Footballer Danny Drinkwater turned down playing for England last week[/caption]
A source close to Georgina, 24, said: “Danny might have not felt up for playing for England — but he was definitely up for a night with Georgina.
“He invited her to his place and ordered a Chinese takeaway, presumably as he didn’t want to be seen out enjoying himself.
“He told her he was injured so he couldn’t play. They spent all evening together and Georgina left his flat around midnight after she decided she didn’t want to spend the night there.
Instead, Drinkwater enjoyed a date with TV reality star Georgina Leigh Cantwell[/caption]
According to sources Georgina has dated footballers before but Drinkwater has really caught her eye[/caption]
“The next day they swapped text messages, with both saying what a great time they’d had. They agreed they’d do another dinner soon.”
It is understood Georgina met Drinkwater through a mutual friend earlier this year. But it not known when their Tuesday night date was arranged.
The source went on: “Georgina has dated footballers in the past but Danny really caught her eye.
“They had a great night and she is keen to see him again soon. She is really hoping he feels the same way about her.”
Drinkwater signed for Chelsea from Leicester for £35million on transfer deadline day in August[/caption]
Drinkwater, who has won three England caps, signed for Chelsea from Leicester for £35million on transfer deadline day in August.
But he only made his debut last month after injuries — and was criticised for declining his first England call up under Southgate.
When quizzed about the snub, the England boss said: “He felt he wasn’t ready yet to play this level. If Danny didn’t feel he was ready for that I can understand it.”
But ex-England skipper Alan Shearer accused him of having “the wrong attitude”. He said: “I cannot question players withdrawing from international duty claiming they are injured.
Its believed Georgina is keen to see Danny again after their dinner date[/caption]
“The one thing I do question is a player apparently refusing a call-up because he claims he has not played enough football. Danny Drinkwater, what were you thinking?”
Georgina, who describes herself as a “British It Girl” had her first taste of reality TV in E4 series Taking New York in 2015.
The following year the star, who splits her time between London and Manhattan appeared in Big Brother, where she had a turbulent relationship with co-star Jackson Blyton.
They got engaged, only to call it off when he rekindled his relationship with an ex.
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ENGLAND’s Young Lions will look to continue their extraordinary form when they welcome Germany on Tuesday afternoon. After a heroic World Cup triumph – where they put FIVE past the Spanish in the final – England have since beaten Portugal and Russia in one-off friendlies, complete with a totally new-look set of faces. SUN BETS: […]
ENGLAND’s Young Lions will look to continue their extraordinary form when they welcome Germany on Tuesday afternoon.
After a heroic World Cup triumph – where they put FIVE past the Spanish in the final – England have since beaten Portugal and Russia in one-off friendlies, complete with a totally new-look set of faces.
The Germans crashed out in the quarter-finals to Brazil, who were seen off by England in the semi-finals.
And with the likes of Rhian Brewster and Phil Foden promoted to the age-group above, England will be forced to field a new crop of talented starlet’s.
What time is kick-off?
THIS game will take place on the evening of Tuesday, November 14.
Kick-off is a 6pm.
Which channel can I watch it on?
SADLY you can’t watch this one on the TV in the UK.
But we will have a report and updates here on SunSport shortly after the final whistle.
What is the team news?
BOBBY DUNCAN was the star as the Young Lions came from 2-0 down to beat Portugal – and will likely get the nod of the right of a front-three.
Vontae Daley-Campbell and Manchester United’s James Garner will be hoping to feature more off the bench.
England stars Joe Hart and Kieran Trippier hold hands leaving nightclub at 3.30am same night of Germany draw
ENGLAND stars Joe Hart and Kieran Trippier hold hands while leaving a nightclub at around 3.30am on Saturday. The pair were out in plush Mayfair in central London just hours after boss Gareth Southgate’s side held Germany to a 0-0 draw at Wembley. Southgate allowed his players out on the town in what was a […]
ENGLAND stars Joe Hart and Kieran Trippier hold hands while leaving a nightclub at around 3.30am on Saturday.
The pair were out in plush Mayfair in central London just hours after boss Gareth Southgate’s side held Germany to a 0-0 draw at Wembley.
Southgate allowed his players out on the town in what was a pre-arranged celebration to mark their qualification for the World Cup.
England host Brazil – the world’s second-ranked side – in a friendly on Tuesday.
John Stones hid his face while leaving Morton’s club and Kyle Walker put his coat over his head.
But it was Hart and Trippier who caught the eye – after catching each other’s hands.
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The pair looked to joke around as they walked down the steps leading away from the exclusive night hotspot.
Reports suggested the Football Association could have looked to introduce a ban on players’ nights out while on international duty after Wayne Rooney was pictured with red-wine stained lips the night after England beat Scotland last November.
Rooney, who was England captain at the time, went on to miss his side’s friendly against Spain.
However this was never implemented and this get-together had the full backing of Southgate.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed as Southgate’s inexperienced sides held the current world champions to a stalemate.
Manchester United star Jesse Lingard could have won it for the home side but he blazed over with the last kick of the game.
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