Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling was thought in by roy Hodgson and he hopes it means he will go easy on Crystal Palace that weekend.
Palace sponsor the Premier League champions in Selhurst Park on Saturday at a 5.30pm kick-off – live on Sky Sports Premier League – with Pep Guardiolas side needing a reaction after losing at home to Wolves last time out.
Liverpool are eight points clear of City and in-form Sterling is going to likely be glad to follow up his brace when he comes up against his international manager.
Hodgson given the winger his international debut at the age of 17 and stuck during a few times with the 3 Lions by Sterling.
This all is in the past obeying a list of 13 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions for club and country this year and a figure for England and City.
He was always a fantastic midfielder, a quite difficult worker, made good runs most of the moment. I recall in Switzerlandhe played in behind the front gamers, such as he was to Liverpool, and he was quite exceptional, Hodgson said.
The criticism levelled at him was my displeasure and the attention he was becoming elsewhere from societal media and sometimes the media itself was draining his confidence.
I think the major thing for Raheem is theres not any drain because of his assurance, there is little doubt about his ability. Obviously he is playing at a group that is creating plenty of opportunities so when he gets in the perfect regions he is able to score goals.
On this subject too, I must add that his maturity as a individual has been very fascinating to watch.
All of the responsibility he has accepted and not as a Manchester City player but shouldering a heavy burden with all the racism and the attention that is being paid for the racism difficulty that weve.
Hes been a fantastic spokesperson. I heap praise him in the expectation hell repay me playing very badly.
While City enter this game with defeats to Norwich and Wolves still fresh in the memory, the hosts are among the kind teams in the branch.
Palace are sixth in the table – two points off the winners – after winning four of the past six league matches.
Yet Hodgson insisted:I dont know that Pep needs to be concerned about any team but it could be nice if they believed they had to show us any respect.
We all know well be extended to the limit to provide them the sort of game we like to give them but its a struggle and it is an exciting challenge.
Despite turning 72 at August, Hodgson confessed although conceded he would know when is the time to call it, he still gets great joy from managing.
I can continue if thats the perfect thing to do. I am going to need to be sure when the time comes that its the right thing to do and something that I can bring about and provide me the satisfaction which the past couple of seasons possess, Hodgson added.
At the moment Im quite comfortable waiting to see what transpires but Im not prepared to put a date on the afternoon once I am going to say football was fantastic for me and I will move aside and allow someone else have a go.
You could argue in the long run you need to be well prepared to go apart but nevertheless I feel I could do it. I enjoy it, I get so much pleasure out of the job. I will not walk away willingly.
Palace will probably be without Mamadou Sakho (thigh) and Connor Wickham for your trip City.

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