Roy Hodgson pleased to see his Team Win

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Roy Hodgson was extremely pleased to see his team get one over world champions and archrivals Germany even though it was only a friendly game.

Germany secured a 2-0 lead in the game and it looked like an embarrassing score was on the cards. However, England were able to turn around the game in spectacular fashion and came back to win the game 3-2. This remains as one of the finest results achieved by the England team against a top class opponent. However, manager Roy Hodgson has tried to spark some realism within the players by reminding that this was just a friendly game and not a match in a major tournament.


Hodgson doesn't want players too hyped up

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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.

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.

Roy Hodgson says that he expects to be the manager of England until the World Cup 2018. The former West Brom and Liverpool manager has been in charge of the team since the Euro 2012.

Even though results have not been exceptional, Hodgson has been praised for the way he has reduced the age of the national team. He came at a time when the national team was going through a period of decline due to ageing stars like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard still dominating the team. Hodgson slowly but surely integrated young names into the team, who now form the basis.

Ross Barkley is one of the best players who can help England at international level according to Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

The Everton boss has given out his suggestions for manager Roy Hodgson to get the best out of Barkley. Regarded as one of the finest young talents at international level right now,Barkley is expected to start a war between the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. Everton are not keen to sell the player now.Barkley consistently flourished since the arrival of Martinez, who says that he sees the midfielder as an attacking threat rather than a defensive player.

NBC managed to outbid FOX and BeIn Sports as they secured a new 6 year-long deal with the rights to show 380 live Premier League games each year. This deal is believed to be worth close to $1 billion as NBC retain the rights but it came at a hefty cost.

Richard Scudamore is an executive of the Premier League and he revealed why they decided to select NBC as their main American broadcaster. The 56 year old English executive told the media: "Obviously we had to do the best job by the clubs and club owners," he said.

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne failed to make his recent call up to the national team count after being utilised only for five minutes in the back-to-back games.

Clyne comes on the back of a very successful campaign with Southampton where he was part of the defence that had the second-best record in the league. This performance earned him a call up to the senior team. He was hoping to maximise his opportunities by featuring a lot of in the match is against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. However, Hodgson selected him for only five minutes in these matches.



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England manager Roy Hodgson says that the door is always open for midfielder Raheem Sterling to have talked about his contractual situation with Liverpool.

It is widely believed that the 20-year-old will place an official transfer request to the club. Since he has only two years left on his contract, Liverpool would rather consider selling him now rather than risk losing him for a free.

Roy Hodgson is being ripped apart at the moment for his wrong tactics in the last friendly game that England played versus Italy and every bit of that criticism is valid.

But, Hodgson must be having his own point behind what he did.

He would undoubtedly admit that his tactics hurt England’s chances, but, you will have to give Hodgson the benefit of the doubt considering that it’s just a friendly game and the England boss did not have his best set of players available to him.