Sturridge, Walker and Wilshere are future of England side says Hoddle

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes the emergence of talented young players within the Three Lions national side can only provide great things.

Hoddle was in charge of England for three years between 1996 and 1999 and led the side to a quarter-final place in the 1998 World Cup. England were beaten by Argentina and Hoddle introduced a lot of youthful players to his squad in that time, including Michael Owen, David Beckham and Paul Scholes. Hoddle believes the key to that success was blending youth and experience.

The former England boss is impressed with the emergence of Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge as well as Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.

‘I think he’s (Sturridge) is a smashing player, it’s great to have him in the squad and I would have had him in there sometime earlier. He did enough at Bolton last year to suggest he is ahead of some of the other players in the squad and he is only going to get better and better. There’s Jack Wilshere to come back, there’s Kyle Walker at right back. We’ve got a very strong squad and the long term is going to be bright for England’, Hoddle said.

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