Hoddle wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "I feel Oxlade-Chamberlain showed enough on his debut a fortnight ago to demonstrate that he deserves a start ahead of Stewart Downing.
"Sometimes when you’re young you don’t understand about the pressure and there is less fear. It is similar to the dilemma I had with Michael Owen in 1998, although Roy does not quite have the attacking options I was blessed with in Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham. That allowed me to ease Michael into the tournament.
"But this team need some pace, which Oxlade-Chamberlain would give you, as well as the ability to come inside and rotate with Young. He seems full of confidence and a mature lad, so if he starts I don’t think he would let England down one bit."