Hodgson doesn't want players too hyped up
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur are a few of the breakthrough stars of the Premier League of this season. Harry Kane has managed to score 19 league goals in 30 appearances while Jamie Vardy also scored 19 but in 31 matches.
Those players are one of the biggest reasons of why their respective clubs are performing so well in this season, and one of the main reasons that they are the two players most-linked to new clubs this summer according to the transferrumours.co.uk website.
It’s because of their sensational performances in this campaign that Roy Hodgson decided to select them for England’s upcoming friendly matches against Germany and Netherlands which kickoff on March 26 and March 29 respectively.
Even though Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane have recently been called up to represent England at the international stage, whilst fighting each other for the top goalscorer title and they have displayed extraordinary skills in this season, Roy Hodgson stated that it’s better if his players don’t get too hyped up as this will only bring more pressure to them.
“The hype and expectation 20 years ago was slightly different, the world was different but the pressures have always been there. Everyone’s different. That’s the beauty of football; you’re not dealing with robots. You’re dealing with human beings, they have their good days and bad days, their happy moments and their sad moments, and they live in the world that we live in, and that is a world of mass media scrutiny, of Twitter and Facebook, and phone-ins" England’s Roy Hodgson said.
The squad that Roy Hodgson named for the approaching games is:
Goalkeepers: Butland, Forster, Hart.
Defenders: Bertrand, Cahill, Clyne, Jagielka, Rose, Smalling, Stones, Walker.
Midfielders: Alli, Barkley, Dier, Drinkwater, Henderson, Lallana, Milner, Sterling.
Forwards: Kane, Sturridge, Vardy, Walcott, Welbeck.
Theo Walcott is a rather unexpected call-up as he has been struggling with Arsenal in this season but Roy Hodgson still decided to give him a chance.