England v USA: Why returning Three Lions defender Michael Keane did not want to leave the house

Michael Keane is set to win his first England cap in over a year '“ during which time his morale dropped so low the Everton defender revealed he did not want to leave the house.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 7:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 7:09 am
Everton's Michael Keane: Back in the fold.
Everton's Michael Keane: Back in the fold.

The 25-year-old impressed on his Three Lions debut as Gareth Southgate switched to a back three for the 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany in March 2017.

A spot at the World Cup would have likely been on the cards for the former Manchester United youngster – but a loss of form in a struggling Everton side put pay to his hopes of making it to Russia.

Keane ended up in and out of the team as Ronald Koeman, David Unsworth and Sam Allardyce were all in charge of the Toffees at different points throughout the campaign.

He was also singled out as an under-performer after a big money move from Burnley last summer and, after working to get back to his best, he explained how difficult things became at times.

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