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Adam Lallana wants to prove himself to Hodgson
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 8 October 2014 01:49
Adam Lallana, who pay per head agents admire for his abilities on the pitch, wants to prove himself to Roy Hodgson, England manager, if given the opportunity to do so on Thursday when the national side takes on San Marino. An injury to the knee kept Lallana from playing when the season was starting, but he was able to do a great job since he returned to action, and last Saturday he got his first goal for Liverpool when they faced West Brom. The midfielder, 26-years-old, got a place with England when the national side takes on San Marino and Estonia in this week’s Euro 2016 qualifying games, and the player is keen to show Hodgson his value as a player. Nathaniel Clyne, who was the midfielder’s team-mate at Southampton, was able to get a maiden senior call-up for England due to his form early in the season, something that does not surprise Lallana at all. “Being a fresh campaign, I’m always looking to impress,” said the player. “As there is a lot of competition out there, I’m hungry to impress. “Nathaniel Clyne has come on a lot over the last few years, and throughly deserved his England call-up. “He’s a top-drawer player.” As England gets ready to face a San Marino squad who are ranked at the bottom of world football, Lallana realises that there were certain players who were looking to “fill their boots” when it came to scoring. But the player also spoke about the risks of complacency and looking down on a team, something that pay per head agents know should never be done in the sport. “We’re not looking past the next two games, we want to get the job done. We’ve been working on how we want to play in training,” added the player. “We are preparing as normal and the three points is what we want. “Players will want to fill their boots. But that’s the same in any game.” England’s fans all over the world are very eager to see how their country will perform in these upcoming matches, and many are confident that Lallana will shine for the national side.