With the summer transfer window underway, the England’s coach Roy Hodgson has given a warning to his players not be distracted by these transfer speculations more so as they come during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The duo are now appoint of focus when it comes to the transfer window. Manchester United and Chelsea are both said to have targeted the left back Luke Shaw while Lallana is linked to Liverpool.
As the England’s manager names the provisional squad on 12th May, he has said that those players who will be selected must put all their focus on the 2014 FIFA World Cup rather than the summer transfers.
Hodgson says that it will be naive to have his players not have a talk with their agents when it comes to major decision makings but all he wants is the players who are totally focused.
When talking to daily Telegraph, Hodgson said that as far as he is concerned, the players selected are now signed up for England national team and is serious about that. In his advice for the players, Hodgson said that let the agents do the most work and only consult them where necessary.
He adds that the players should let their agents know that they are now committed to England. Hodgson has also given hopes to Ashley Cole on his chances for the England’s squad despite being on the bench most of the season at Stamford Bridge.
He says that although it was a very long period of the pitch but won’t affect his selection. Hodgson further says that he has never doubted Cole and can’t reject his selection just because he has missed 18 games.