England manager Roy Hodgson is expecting his players to put family and friends out of their minds going into the World Cup this summer, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Three Lions squad will be announced a week tomorrow and the players will then be away from their loved ones for over a month.

Hodgson is not expecting his players to be homesick although they will have plenty of free time when they get to Brazil later this month.

“From May 12th the players are going to be away. They’ll be with another group of players, doing maybe only one training session a day, so there’ll be a lot of free time,” Hodgson said.

“You’re not going to be with your wife, you’re going to not see your kids. But this is something you sign up for.

“Once you sign up for that, you shouldn’t then be saying: ‘Oh I’m missing my family; oh I’m bored. Or what can you do to help me?’

“It’s complete nonsense, it’s just one of those silly excuses that people use.

“You really cannot have that attitude. You’ve got to put your hand up and say ‘I can’t handle it’ .

“Those soldiers sat in their barracks must have plenty of boredom in their lives.”

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