Ronald Koeman is of the view that there is no need to get Jay Rodriguez hurried back into the national set up.
The Black Cats head coach reckons Rodriguez, who has just made a solitary appearance for England so far, should not be recalled by Roy Hodgson for the Euro qualifying matches. The 26-year old should be given a bit more time as it would benefit him in the long term.
Talking to the press, Koeman said, “Jay is somebody who is always going to be in the frame for England with the capability that he is blessed with, but, I am not sure getting picked at this point of the time would be the best thing for him.”
“As far as I am concerned, I would say he is not ready and he shouldn’t be rushed.”
The at his disposal that are in form and that’s why, there is the possibility that he might decide to include Rodriguez in the squad.
If Rooney or even Kane had been in good rhythm, the England boss would be quite happy leaving Rodriguez out for a bit more time.
The Rooney-Kane duo does not even feature in the list of the Premier League goal scorers this season so far.
Rooney showed signs of returning to form with three goals for United in the European Cup game versus Brugge the other day, but, Kane is really a worry, not only for England, but, for his club Tottenham Hotspur as well.
Apart from these two, there is Jamie Vardy whose form has been reasonable for the Foxes and Hodgson can perhaps bank on him.
England has to play the matches on Saturday and Tuesday respectively.