Mancienne believes the retirement of Chelsea captain John Terry and Hodgsonâ€™s apparent decision to overlook Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand have created an opening for young English centre-backs and he is desperate to seize it.
â€śYou have to look at it as an opportunity,â€ť Mancienne told the London Evening Standard. â€śJT and Rio are still two of the best centre-halves in the world, so now I have to think Iâ€™ve got more of a chance to get into the team.
â€śIf Iâ€™m playing well, the opportunity is there for me to grab. Iâ€™ve definitely improved as a result of playing in Germany and playing for the full England side is where I want to be.
â€śWhen I came to Hamburg, I did think that it might affect my England chances but Iâ€™ve spoken to so many people who follow the Bundesliga closely that I donâ€™t think it should harm me. Itâ€™s now available to watch in so many different places.
â€śIâ€™m still young and Iâ€™ve got a lot to learn but I think Iâ€™m much more consistent than I was in England, Iâ€™m better on the ball and my reading of the game has improved, too. Letâ€™s hope I can carry on doing well and that my moment will come.â€ť