At last, the English fans all around the world can breathe easy. The win against Poland at Wembley gave Roy Hodgson’s team, the ticket to Brazil for the next year’s mega event. Now the English fans can look forward to the world cup without having to bear the tension of qualifying through the play off’s where the possibilities of facing France and Croatia were high.
The performances of the team in the two matches would have surely impressed Roy Hodgson, especially the scintillating runs of the young Andros Townsend have surely placed him high in the list of players who will be travelling to Brazil next year. The likes of Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck formed a good partnership upfront and the trio are the most likely to start in Brazil as well in case they make it to Brazil without any injuries.
The England midfield is a blend of experience and youngsters, with players like Tom Cleverly and Jack Wilshere supporting the likes of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard an Micheal Carrick. The defense too looks solid with Tim Cahil and Phil Jagielka forming a formidable centre back partnership while Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines will be fighting it out for the starting role in the left back role. While the squad looks more or less complete Roy Hodgson does have the space to accommodate few promising youngsters if he can clear off the dead weights such as James Milner and Joleon Lescott. Here are few youngsters who can certainly make a late entry to the world cup squad and grab a place in the 23 man squad.
Ross Barkley- The Everton midfielder has had a stunning start to the season scoring two gaols from seven games so far. Roberto Martinez has started the youngster in all the premier league games so far and the England youngster has repaid the manager’s faith so far. The 19 year old was an unused substitute in the last two games against Montenegro and Poland , however he will be very determined to prove his worth to Roy Hodgson and the fans if he is given the chance.
Wilfred Zaha- Yet to make a Premier League debut for United, the 20 year old showed his class in the U-21 game against Lithuania. The youngster surely needs to get more game time at United in order to be considered for selection and a loan move to a Premier League club in January looks more likely.
Ravel Morrison- The 19 year old former Manchester United player is now making the headlines for all the right reasons. Undoubted talent, highly skilful, great pace the West Ham man ticks all the boxes to become a great player if he keeps his head down and work hard. Two stunning solo goals, few good performances have certainly made Roy Hodgson and the England fans take notice of him this season. A good season with a Hammers will certainly put him into contention for a place in the 23 man squad.