England manager Roy Hodgson believes that his captain Steven Gerrard will be able to play in Euro 2016 despite his age, as reported by the Daily Mail.
England have been gifted an extremely winnable group with Switzerland and Slovenia their toughest competitors from today’s draw taking place in Nice.
Gerrard will be 36-years-old by the time Euro 2016 comes about and so many believe that the World Cup in Brazil this summer will be his last tournament for England.
Hodgson disagrees, though, and despite wanting to blood youngsters to build a future the former Liverpool and Fulham boss feels Gerrard can still play on for his country in France.
“I don’t know if he necessarily couldn’t (play beyond the World Cup),” Hodgson said.
“He will be 34 in May so he will be getting on for 36 [by the start of Euro 2016], so I think a lot will depend on him and how he feels, and depend on how he is playing.
“At the moment there has been no slowing down in his play.”