Peter Shilton insists that England should stick with their best players, regardless of form, if they are to get results in Brazil.
England’s most capped international player believes dropping players is not the answer and that manager Roy Hodgson should maintain consistency if he is to instill confidence in his players.
“Even if a player makes a mistake you can’t leave them out. England should be careful when deciding to panic and drop players. What happened to Rob Green at the World Cup was unforgivable. Yes he made an error but he really should have been given another chance. That killed his confidence.”
England were lauded for unleashing the Young Lions on Saturday and Shilton maintains that Three Lions must go for the exact same tactic against Uruguay. Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling was England’s stand out performer against the Azzuri and Shilton believes that an attacking mindset is needed if England are to succeed in Brazil.
“We have some very young talented players. You can win World Cup’s by shoring things up at the back, but if you attack, like Roy Hodgson intends to, then you have to fully commit. England have the ability now they have to show what they are made of.”
England’s most capped player Peter Shilton was speaking at Betfair’s Perfect Penalty Masterclass, teaching football bloggers how to take the perfect penalty ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.