England coach Roy Hodgson was happy to name a youthful squad for their friendly against Italy.
â€śIt was always the intention for this squad to make certain that we give some of the younger players and the players for the future a chance to get themselves known by the new England Manager and the coaching staff,â€ť Hodgson said.
â€śSo thereâ€™s nine young players in the squad, but thereâ€™s also a good balance with a lot of players who would have been at the Euros had it not been for injury.
â€śAnd then there are people like Michael Carrick coming back and weâ€™ve still got the nucleus of players that were with us over there so thereâ€™s still quite a big group of players who perhaps didnâ€™t get the chance to show what they can do.
â€śItâ€™s interesting for me to have a look at these players, albeit only for a few days.â€ť