Updated: Thursday, 26 December 2013 06:11 | By Agence France-Presse

Hodgson's Christmas wish -- to bottle England talent

England boss Roy Hodgson has been so impressed by the form of his young players in World Cup year that he wishes he "could bottle" their talent.


Hodgson's Christmas wish -- to bottle England talent

England's national football team manager Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference at the team hotel near Watford on October 14, 2013

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison and West Brom striker Saido Berahino have all made their mark in the Premier League this season.

All may feature in March's Wembley friendly against Denmark.

"At the moment, I've seen a lot of our England players and contenders for England places playing extremely well. I wish I could bottle up some of the form and keep it," Hodgson told Sky Sports News.

"It's quite fascinating at the moment going to games, the number of players getting games, especially some of the youngsters, is good.

"There are a lot of teams fielding English players in their line-up at the moment and I'm seeing a lot of good performances.

"If I had to pick a team for the World Cup today it would be a major headache."

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