Fraser Forster will be confident of making the England squad for Euro 2016 after a solid display last night but was helpless to prevent a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands at Wembley.

The Saints keeper, who was watched from the stands by St Mary’s boss Ronald Koeman, made several excellent saves but was ultimately beaten by a penalty and a clinical finish that left him with no chance.

Nonetheless, Forster’s composed performance justified Roy Hodgson’s decision to recall him after just ten games back in the Saints side following a ten month injury lay-off.

With Jack Butland ruled out of this summer’s tournament, Forster is virtually guaranteed a spot on the plane to France.

Hopes of seeing three Saints stars on the pitch for a significant amount of time were dashed, however, with Virgil van Dijk an unused sub for the Netherlands and Jordy Clasie getting less than a minute on the pitch after being brought off the bench deep into stoppage time at the end of the game.

Leicester duo Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy both started for England, the latter scoring for his country, ahead of Saints’ visit to the King Power stadium on Sunday.

The defeat was just England’s second defeat since the World Cup Impressive progress has been made since the Three Lions' embarrassing exit in Brazil, including reaching this summer's finals with a 100 per cent record.

However, there was little of the intensity, drive and quality seen in Saturday's remarkable comeback win in Germany as Holland themselves came from behind to win 2-1 at Wembley.

It was a reality check after back-to-back wins over Euro 2016 favourites France and Germany, although Vardy again impressed and followed up his wonderful flick at the Olympiastadion by finishing a lovely team move.

The in-form Leicester striker looks a shoo-in for the squad named on May 12, when Hodgson faces some difficult decisions.

England boast impressive strength in depth up front but look susceptible at the back, with John Stones' recent poor form compounded by a slip that needed Fraser Forster to come to the rescue.

However, Danny Rose was adjudged to have handled as the move continued and Vincent Janssen scored from the spot, before controversially overpowering substitute Phil Jagielka and crossing for Luciano Narsingh to net the winner.

Hodgson's anger at the goal was as clear as the players', but the England manager will no doubt focus on positives such as Vardy's display and a solid debut from Leicester team-mate Drinkwater.

The midfielder's inclusion was one of eight changes and that appeared to impact the defensive coherence, with Rose fortunate not to concede an early penalty on his second England appearance.