Everton defender Jagielka hails young England trio

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is pleased Ross Barkley and Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling are both in England's World Cup squad.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is pleased Ross Barkley and Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling are both in England's World Cup squad.

Another Evertonian, John Stones, has also made Roy Hodgson's selection.

"Both Ross and Raheem are a bit different. We’ve had some fantastic substitutes previously but in this squad it’s always nice to have a couple of different options," said Jagielka.

"At that age you can come on in leaps and bounds. It’s nice to see that John Stones [who made his full international debut against Peru] got on as well. A lot can happen in a year.

"You have to give a lot of credit to our manager and coaching staff for nursing that talent through the season and a lot of credit to Roy for taking the plunge of picking them and putting them in the squad. The team that finished the game was as young as I’ve seen it and that can only be good for English football."

 
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