Poch believes Cole and Shaw can go to World Cup

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

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Mauricio Pochettino believes that both Ashley Cole and Luke Shaw could get a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup.

The pair are said to be going head-to-head for the role of left back understudy to Leighton Baines.

However, Pochettino believes that Shaw’s attacking qualities mean there could yet be room for all three to be included.

“I think we know for a fact that Luke Shaw is our player. We know him very well, I know him very well, I know of his quality, I know of his potential, I know how good he can be,” reflected Pochettino.

“I think he’s a different type of player to Ashley Cole.

“I think Roy Hodgson wants to have different players in every single position and it would be comparable to have both players going to the World Cup.

“I think in terms of Luke Shaw he can play throughout the entire wing and he can attack and he can defend very well.

“I think overall he is a different kind of player to Ashley Cole.”

Shaw was named in the PFA Team of the Year along with teammate Adam Lallana.

A delighted Pochettino said: “We are very happy about it and want to congratulate the two of them. We are delighted for them.

“We are just very happy about it.”

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12:30pm Fri 2 May 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

It's a toss up between Bains and Cole who should be sweating on a place!
It's a toss up between Bains and Cole who should be sweating on a place! worried of n e hampshire
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2:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Costa Baz says...

Roy's latest comments may be hinting at Cole being included, which would be a backward step.
Roy's latest comments may be hinting at Cole being included, which would be a backward step. Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Fri 2 May 14

notaclue says...

Take Luke and look to the future not the past, he wouldn't let us down. Taking Ash and then sitting him on the bench again won't do anyone any good, but at least it would prepare Luke for the future.
Take Luke and look to the future not the past, he wouldn't let us down. Taking Ash and then sitting him on the bench again won't do anyone any good, but at least it would prepare Luke for the future. notaclue
  • Score: 3

6:23pm Fri 2 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

if Cole goes to the world cup, it just shows how wrong the selection process is for the England squad.

barely gets a game all season (because he's past it) puts in an average performance in the Champions League (because he's past it) and suddenly the pundits are wetting themselves about how amazing he is (which he isn't because he's past it)and claiming that he's nailed on to go.

absolute b*ll*cks.

Ashley Cole is a part of the failed generation of England football players who were supposed to win a world cup. get rid. start afresh.
if Cole goes to the world cup, it just shows how wrong the selection process is for the England squad. barely gets a game all season (because he's past it) puts in an average performance in the Champions League (because he's past it) and suddenly the pundits are wetting themselves about how amazing he is (which he isn't because he's past it)and claiming that he's nailed on to go. absolute b*ll*cks. Ashley Cole is a part of the failed generation of England football players who were supposed to win a world cup. get rid. start afresh. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Fri 2 May 14

Clever Dick says...

They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.
They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator. Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

8:03pm Fri 2 May 14

03alpe01 says...

Chances are now Cole will go. Read the latest comments
Chances are now Cole will go. Read the latest comments 03alpe01
  • Score: 0

8:04pm Fri 2 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Clever Dick wrote:
They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.
Take Luke and Baines and confiscate Cole's passport. Can you imagine him on the loose in Rio?

'If only I had been sober, I'd have realised that she was a he.'
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.[/p][/quote]Take Luke and Baines and confiscate Cole's passport. Can you imagine him on the loose in Rio? 'If only I had been sober, I'd have realised that she was a he.' Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Fri 2 May 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.
Take Luke and Baines and confiscate Cole's passport. Can you imagine him on the loose in Rio?

'If only I had been sober, I'd have realised that she was a he.'
Ha ha - very good Strassie!

Imagine the chaos if Cole takes Rooney with him on this night out in Rio. Actually, I'd rather not!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.[/p][/quote]Take Luke and Baines and confiscate Cole's passport. Can you imagine him on the loose in Rio? 'If only I had been sober, I'd have realised that she was a he.'[/p][/quote]Ha ha - very good Strassie! Imagine the chaos if Cole takes Rooney with him on this night out in Rio. Actually, I'd rather not! TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 2

10:03pm Fri 2 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.
Take Luke and Baines and confiscate Cole's passport. Can you imagine him on the loose in Rio?

'If only I had been sober, I'd have realised that she was a he.'
Ha ha - very good Strassie!

Imagine the chaos if Cole takes Rooney with him on this night out in Rio. Actually, I'd rather not!
Imagine if Ash and Roo called home to cry baby Terry and invited him to join them for a good time in Rio. What would Terry say?

'Well, I've had my troubles with Aron, but I'm NOT doing that to Rio.'
[quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: They should definitely both be going. Luke should be in the squad and Cole should be going to watch the tournament as a spectator.[/p][/quote]Take Luke and Baines and confiscate Cole's passport. Can you imagine him on the loose in Rio? 'If only I had been sober, I'd have realised that she was a he.'[/p][/quote]Ha ha - very good Strassie! Imagine the chaos if Cole takes Rooney with him on this night out in Rio. Actually, I'd rather not![/p][/quote]Imagine if Ash and Roo called home to cry baby Terry and invited him to join them for a good time in Rio. What would Terry say? 'Well, I've had my troubles with Aron, but I'm NOT doing that to Rio.' Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -1

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