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Hodgson Delighted With Depth

Hodgson Delighted With Depth

Manager Roy Hodgson has said that he was delighted with the way the players stepped up against Ecuador because he now knows he has some selection headaches for when we open the World cup properly against Italy.

Ahead of the game against Honduras tonight, Hodgson encouraged those selected to make the most of their last opportunity to impress him before he turns his attentions to our starting lineup.

Speaking to theFA.com he said.

'It gives you that headache that all coaches say they want because you don't just have an eleven and then cover players, you have players that actually forcing their way into the team and will divide opinion.'

Hodgson goes on to say that in his mind it's fantastic that he feels whoever he starts with against Italy will divide opinion amongst fans because they will feel that x, y or z have earned the opportunity to have been in that line up and should've merited that first start.

'That is good for a start but more importantly it's going to give us enormous opportunities off the bench to change things around.'

With the expected heat in Brazil, Hodgson knows that England won't be alone in knowing that not everybody can play in all three group games, so there will be opportunities for others from the bench, and in games anyway as he shakes things up to keep people fresh and he certainly doesn't rule out making changes 'game to game' either.

'I believe with this squad that we have got that opportunity. We have got impact players on this occasion.'

He's certainly very confident with the 23 man group he has selected going off his words. Let's all hope they prove him right.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday June 7 2014
Time: 7:16PM

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