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Hodgson Commends Premier League Managers

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We're in a little bit of a lull at the moment, so lets take a minute to check in with the manager

Richard Heathcote

There seems to be a plethora of English talent on show in the Premier League this year. Look at Liverpool, with Sturridge, Henderson and Sterling playing week in and week out. Then you see Everton, with Stones, Barkley and Baines. There are lots of other players just like this and Roy commends the premier league managers for sticking with English talent:

"There's been a lot of very interesting younger players not just knocking on the door, but hammering on the door," he said.

"Roberto Martinez has been quite prepared to leave out Leon Osman for young Ross Barkley. That's a very strong decision.

I think it's vital that we nurture the young talent we have coming through. Seeing Barkley playing week in and week out is very encouraging. Especially as he seems to get better every single minute he plays. Look at his goal against Newcastle, if that had been a young Spanish lad in La Liga, nobody would shut up about it.

"Mauricio Pochettino has picked players like Luke Shaw. That shows bravery and it's been rewarded."

Was it a brave decision? I think age has very little to do with it any-more. The best players should play, it's as simple as that. We've seen this kind of attitude in the Premier League, but the problem has never been in the Premier League. The problem for me always rests with the National team manager. The criticism of the national team set-up persists, players are selected based on the club they play for regardless of their form. First Roy needs to pick the correct squad before he can think about selecting the right team.