Roy Hodgson believes that England’s striking pool isn’t big enough.
England manager Roy Hodgson has bemoaned the lack of top quality English strikers according to Sky Sports.
Hodgson only has two strikers available for tonight’s friendly against Brazil. They are Wayne Rooney and Jermaine Defoe although Hodgson does have the option of pushing Theo Walcott into attack.
Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge are all injured for the friendly at the Maracana and Hodgson believes that England’s lack of strikers has been exposed.
In a press conference before the game, Hodgson said, “We’re not winning enough games,”
“We would like a stronger pool of front players to choose from, so when one or two get injured we still have (some) left”.
England’s lack of strikers was further exposed on Wednesday in the friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
Daniel Strurridge went off with an injury and England struggled to break through a workman like Irish defence.
With only two strikers available for England, Hodgson maybe forced into using Theo Walcott as a striker.
Walcott has long since believed that his best position is up-front and has been hoping for an opportunity to show that at both club and international level.
The Arsenal star may get show his qualities as a striker in tonight’s friendly.