Brendan Rodgers is of the opinion that Jamie Vardy will not change his decision on retiring from international duty even if the injury to Harry Kane means that the 32-year-old may feature for England at the UEFA Nations League in June. Tottenham forward Harry Kane has suffered a serious injury that is likely to keep him out of the Nations League final that will take place in June. This leaves manager Gareth Southgate with a major headache when it comes to the strikeforce for the national team. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is one of the players who can replace Kane without second thoughts but it does make the squad thin up front.
This has led to potential talk aboutVardy being forced to come back from retirement. In order to focus on his club career and give youngsters a chance,Vardy pretty from international action a year ago just after the World Cup 2018. The 32-year-old claimed that international retirement had been on his mind for a few years, as Southgate was with a view of nurturing young talent in order to benefit the national team. Brendan Rodgers recently took over as the manager of Leicester City and he has madeVardy as the focus of every attack. This has led toVardy once again rediscovering his form that led to England call-up in the first place.
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England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted that he has a selection headache on his hands following Marcus Rashford’s stunning goal against Costa Rica in a World Cup warm-up game. The 20-year-old did not have the best of seasons with Manchester United where he was restricted to limited gametime but he nevertheless put up a strong showing in the Three Lions shirt.
Following the game, Southgate said that Rashford’s goal was ‘world-class’ and he now has a selection headache ahead of the World Cup which begins on June 14. He said: “At the end of the season he cares so much he tries too hard. I said before the game I expect to see mistakes with attacking players in particular because if they are taking people on and trying to be creative, they are going to make errors. His goal was world class and he was teasing defenders on the touchline. His performance wasn’t perfect but he was enjoying his football and that was great to see. I’ve got 11 or 12 [players] that are going to be difficult to leave out.”
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