Hodgson: Shaw deserves his place

Basingstoke Gazette: Roy Hodgson Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has described Luke Shaw as a "very exciting talent" who deserves his place in the England squad.

The national team manager today gave Saints' 18-year-old left-back a first ever senior call-up, ahead of next Wednesday's friendly, against Denmark, at Wembley.

Hodgson said: "Everyone who has watched him play recently will not deny he deserves a place in a large squad. He has played well. He is a very exciting talent.

"I think this was the right moment to invite him along, as he is a player in this position where we are very well off in, but he wants to compete with the other two [Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines] for a place on the plane to Brazil, and I thought it was the right time to bring him along and see what he can do."

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5:32pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Independence for Marchwood says...

Bet he really said "vewy exciting tawent"
Bet he really said "vewy exciting tawent" Independence for Marchwood

6:41pm Thu 27 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Thanks Roy, there's plenty more talent in the Saints academy 'production line,' too!!!

I'm celebrating yet more international level recognition for the Southampton way!!!

It's getting better and better still for Saints as time goes on!!!

Isn't it wonderful to be a Saints fan???

COYR!!!
Thanks Roy, there's plenty more talent in the Saints academy 'production line,' too!!! I'm celebrating yet more international level recognition for the Southampton way!!! It's getting better and better still for Saints as time goes on!!! Isn't it wonderful to be a Saints fan??? COYR!!! justaSaintsfan

7:59pm Thu 27 Feb 14

FaceonaBus says...

Great for Luke. He has earned this. I fully expect him to leap frog at least one of the preferred players on that position. Great time to be a Saints fan. Better dust off the passport for Brazil I suppose. Coyr coyr coyr.
Great for Luke. He has earned this. I fully expect him to leap frog at least one of the preferred players on that position. Great time to be a Saints fan. Better dust off the passport for Brazil I suppose. Coyr coyr coyr. FaceonaBus

9:07pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Rocket 1 says...

Question... How many Wet Spam Players in England Squad, None, Correct, how many Saints Players in England Squad, 4 Correct again you clever Bas&ard,,,,,,,,,,,,
Question... How many Wet Spam Players in England Squad, None, Correct, how many Saints Players in England Squad, 4 Correct again you clever Bas&ard,,,,,,,,,,,, Rocket 1

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