The forward position appeared to pose the least amount of trouble
The forward position appeared to pose the least amount of trouble to manager Roy Hodgson ahead of the Euro 2016.
This was due to the surplus number of options that the manager had in this position. This, however, has considerably changed in recent months with a combination of injuries and poor form affecting the potential look of the team going into the major tournament. The former striker Wayne Rooney has been questionable throughout the campaign. Daniel Sturridge has been injured more often than not in the last two years. Andy Carroll has also suffered the same fate even after making the move to West Ham as a permanent one.
Hodgson has had to fend off questions about the lack of options in the forward department. He claims that there is sufficient time for his first choice players to recover their form. Tottenham forward Harry Kane enjoyed a brilliant start to 2015 by the end has not been so spectacular. However, he appears to be rediscovering form at a crucial time not just for the England national team but also for Tottenham, who are involved in a true battle for the title. The club are only a couple of points behind table leaders Leicester, who possess the Premier league’s leading goal scorer in the form of Jamie Vardy.
"We are pleased Wayne has pulled himself out of that trough. He's an important player, our captain and a player we need to depend upon for the Euros. We have a lot of possibilities in terms of formation. We can play in a diamond, or with one centre forward, and the big thing is Kane and Vardy who have both been such a sensation. The midfield is looking really good. We talked a lot about Ross and what he needs to add, if he can add a few more goals, and he is doing that now,” said Hodgson.