Yesterday’s scintillating Southampton victory over Newcastle raised many questions for Roy Hodgson. Which of the Saints English attacking trio should make the plane to Rio this summer? In my opinion all three should be certainties.
A World Cup raises many challenges and the chemistry within an international team can often falter due to such little match time together.
However here Roy Hodgson has three ready made homegrown talents all in what appears to be the form of their lives. Rather than relying on Rooney and Sturridge to work together, why not just start Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Ricky Lambert in the opening game against Italy? The chemistry needed to break teams down is natural and instinctive between them, and they all have the quality to match.
So come on Roy…
Why not give them a chance to replicate their club form for England this summer?