England boss Roy Hodgson has confessed that selecting his team for Euro 2016 is still a very difficult decision after their two friendlies against Germany and Holland, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
The Three Lions shocked the world by coming back from two goals down against world champions Germany to win 3-2 last week, but succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands, who didn’t qualify for this summer’s tournament, on Tuesday.
However, several stars seemed to have booked their place in the line-up after impressive performances, yet Hodgson admitted that his full team is far from being a certainty with seven Premier League games remaining for the rest to earn their tickets to France.
“I’ve had the chance to assess a lot of players and I’m certain the two games will help me when I have to make that very difficult decision over the 23 players who’ll get on the plane with us,” he said on ITV.
“We learned a lot, we knew we would. It was important to change the team and give some people a chance to show what they can do at the top level.”
Leicester City star Jamie Vardy scored in both friendlies to almost ensure his inclusion this summer, but Everton’s John Stones is now susceptible to the drop after his slip in front of goal against Holland that led to the equalizer.