England manager Roy Hodgson has said that he has a clear indication about the players he will include in the squad for the World Cup. The former Liverpool and West Brom manager is expected to name his squad in the second week of May.
There are several areas where pundits are confused as to whether Hodgson will leave out star names. This is especially true in the case of the left back position where Ashley Cole has played very little football in the second half of the season. Hence, there have been suggestions that Hodgson would take the likes of Luke Shaw, who is inexperienced at the top level.
The England manager, whose first major involvement with England at a major tournament was at the Euro 2012, says that he already has the squad in his mind. Players like Lallana are expected to be involved in the squad after being named in the PFA team of the year. The 25-year-old is expected to complete a move to either Manchester United or Liverpool in the summer.
Similarly, the Southampton teammate Luke Shaw has also done exceedingly well despite being only 18 years old. One star name who could miss out on the action is expected to be Everton’s Ross Barkley.
“I’ve had a very clear idea of what I want to do with this squad for a long, long time.” hodgson told the World Cup belgie algerije odds website.
“Certainly over the last couple of weeks I’m pretty much sure of what I want to do when it comes to the team. I’m rather hoping we don’t get any more examples like we had with Jay Rodriguez. He damaged his cruciate ligament in a game where I was actually watching from the stands. You hope that’s not going to happen again,” said the England manager, who has only a couple of friendlies before the World Cup.