A few West Yorkshire eyebrows may have been raised when Gareth Southgate announced his 27-man England squad for the friendly double-header against the Netherlands and Italy this week.
The Three Lions face the Dutch in Amsterdam on Friday evening before a Wembley showdown against the Italians four days later.
Although Town boss David Wagner would not be drawn on the issue when asked about whether his player should have been included, the German did go on to make a bold claim about the midfielder.
“I am the last one who should give Gareth Southgate any advice - he has made his decision and knows why he has made it,” David Wagner said.
“But if you ask me if Jonathan Hogg’s performance this season has been extraordinary and on the highest level, then yes it is.”
“From my point of view, he is one of the best defensively-minded midfielders in terms of aggression, interceptions and is comfortable on the ball.
“He has played an incredible Premier League season so far and hopefully he will continue for the next eight games.”