Hodgson: Southampton's Lallana deserves his England call

England coach Roy Hodgson says Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana deserves his senior call.

England coach Roy Hodgson says Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana deserves his senior call.

Lallana, 24, who played a key role in Southampton’s promotion to the Premier League last season, made only one appearance for the Under-21s back in 2008.

“Lallana is a player that I watched when Southampton were in the Championship,” said Hodgson. “He has been on my radar for a while. It’s good that he has confirmed what we have always thought, that he is a talent.”

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