England boss Hodgson praises West Ham quintet

Date published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 12:00

Mark Noble: Midfielder yet to be called up to England squad

Mark Noble: Midfielder yet to be called up to England squad

Roy Hodgson admits he was impressed by West Ham’s English contingent after watching the Hammers beat Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday.

The East London club have been one of the surprise packages of the season under the management of Slaven Bilic, and currently sit third in the table.

Hodgson, who was in the stands at Upton Park, has expressed his admiration for the Hammers England hopefuls.

“There are five English players and we know them well,” he told West Ham TV.

“Carl Jenkinson has already played for us, of course, and Andy Carroll was an important part of our Euro 2012 team.

“In [James] Tomkins, [Aaron] Cresswell and Mark Noble, there are good football players who are quite capable of playing for England, but they face competition because one or two others who have done well over the last few years.

“It’s all a question of competition and keeping an eye from my point of view to make sure I’m not missing any.”

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