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Hodgson praises England youngsters after friendly win


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By Stephen Donovan

Thursday 06 March 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that the performances of some of his young players against Denmark on Wednesday have left him with some tough decisions to make when he names his World Cup squad in May, BBC Sport has reported.


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After an anaemic first half, Hodgson made some changes, introducing the likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who all helped swing the game in England’s favour. The winning goal came in the final 10 minutes as Daniel Sturridge headed in Lallana’s cross, while 19-year-old Raheem Sterling was named man of the match.


Hodgson is thought have decided on most of the players who will be joining him on the plane to Brazil, but after some positive displays from some younger players on Wednesday, he admits to having some selection ‘headaches’ ahead of him. "It means headaches for me but it's good news. I'm happy with their desire to get on that plane," he said.


"Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, even Jack Wilshere, all of those came out of the game with credit." "If I was to say one thing I was most pleased with it would be the fact we put a lot of youngish players who haven't played a lot for England on the pitch, and they did a good job and improved their chances.


"You couldn't get me to say anything negative about any of the young players on today. At one stage we only had Gary Cahill, Joe Hart, Glen Johnson and Steven Gerrard who would consider themselves seniors."


The squad for the World Cup will be named on May 13, with England having three warm-up matches prior to the tournament. First, Peru will go to Wembley, before the Three Lions take on Honduras and Ecuador, both in Miami.


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