England coach Hodgson can't split Cole and Baines

England coach Roy Hodgson says he can't split his two top left-backs.

England coach Roy Hodgson says he can't split his two top left-backs.

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole will start against Germany tomorrow night after Everton's Leighton Baines played against Chile.

Hodgson said: “You could say Ashley and Leighton are 50-50 at the moment.

“They’re good players, and I’m happy with both of them. There may come a time in the future, as we play our first game in Brazil, when they're both fit and both anxious to play and I need to consider what I think will be my best team, and have to choose between them.

“That day will come in June. In the meantime, I will hopefully keep them both playing well and for England. I’ll push back the decision on who is the No.1 and who is the No.2 until I really have to.”

 
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