Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is eager to keep Dele Alli’s feet on the ground following his call-up to the England squad.
Ings too has experience with England’s Under-21s and has recently broken through into the team at Liverpool after joining the Reds in the summer from Burnley.
“I don’t know what has changed”, he said, conducting an interview in English for the first time.
“We can survive without him for the next two games”.
“It is a great club and a great foundation for me to build on and hopefully we can have success together”.
“This is good news for us today and for him and we are all happy”, the Spurs head coach said. “Now he is a senior and it is a good opportunity to bring him in – especially now he has been playing at Liverpool and scoring”.
Alli has a Nigerian father and he is eligible to play for the Super Eagles although he has featured for various England age-group teams, africanFootball.com reports.
Hodgson said that he had extended an offer to Grealish to train with the squad for a couple of days but that Villa had preferred that the 20-year-old use the global break to train with them. I think he has the talent to be an England player but he has a lot of work to do before that day happens.
John Stones is also back in favour and could add to his haul of six caps for his country.
However Daniel Sturridge didn’t make the cut, as well as Luke Shaw, who is out due to injury.
“It is a decision for him and we need to respect and back the decision and then the supporters can enjoy with him”.
Alli said: “The boys are down and I think it is important we pick ourselves up again and take the positives from this game into the game at Swansea”. “It has been a really good start to the season for me and I maybe did not expect it to go this well”.
Tottenham youngster Dele Alli has been called into the England squad for the final two Euro 2016 qualifiers.
England can be backed at [12.0] to win Euro 2016.