Hodgson would not have a problem selecting either player in his squad, so long as they play regularly and impress in the new year.
"What they have to do - those two players - is realise that we do have great faith in them," the England manager told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.
"We do have enormous admiration for their talent and we believe that they are going to be exceptional players.
"What they have got to do is keep performing week in and week out and they have got to make certain that they are that team sheet every week keeping more experienced players out of the team.
"If they continue to do that then come May their names will be in serious discussion with us as well."
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