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.

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.

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.