Roy Hodgson who is the head coach of England has shown that in deed he already has made a decision on who are in the 23 man England’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
On Saturday, Roy was present at St Mary’s watching over his international stars playing when Southampton faced Everton in the Premier League match. The match ended in a 2-0 victory in favour of Southampton.
The other players who are eying the chance are Leighton Baines the full back of Everton and Phil Jagielka who is the captain of Toffees though currently nursing an injury.
On the other hand, Ross Barkley who is a midfielder may miss out on this selection. When talking to FIFA, Hodgson said that his selection will be based on the form of a player for the past 2+ years.
The England coach also said that he indeed has a clear idea of what he wants when it comes to the squad and now knows want is in need when it comes to the team.
Hodgson hopes that there will be no more injuries as the one that happened to Jay Rodriguez in his presence. Jay has his cruciate ligament damaged and Roy hopes there will be no repeat of this.
He however says that there should be no worries when it comes to injuries as they are beyond our control. On 13t may, Hodgson will have the 30 potential squad list submitted with the final 23 man squad being unveiled on 2nd June.
England is in the same group as Uruguay, Italy and Coasta Rica. Hodgson says that the performance of player in the last four matches won’t affect his selection. He does not believe in the last minute players.
He added that he wanted to base his decision on the November to March period since it was the time where thing were being done.