But he is delighted that the man he believes is currently the best midfielder in the Premier League has been rewarded with a Three Lions return.
Downing has been inspiring in the team’s new diamond formation and looks all set to gain his 35th and possibly 36th caps against Slovenia and Scotland.
Sullivan – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – declared: It was anticipated. His stats re assists show he’s possibly the best midfielder in the PL at the moment.
Stats don’t lie ! All the WHU family wish him will with his new England career.”