Adam Lallana warrants a place in England’s World Cup squad this summer in Brazil.
That is the view of Lallana’s Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino who feels he is a ‘very special’ player.
Pochettino did not hold back with his praise of the Saints’ captain, comparing him to some of the league’s best and most exciting players.
“In my opinion, if Adam Lallana had a Brazilian nationality, a Spanish nationality, if he were another Mata, Oscar, Hazard, or any of these type of players then, for sure, he would be going with their national side,” the Argentine says on ITV's World Cup page.
“He is the type of player that is hard to find in any other English team. It is clear to anyone the talent that he has got.”
Though with an impressive seven Premier League goals and five assists, it’s not just Lallana who’s causing an England World Cup stir around St Mary’s.
Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert have both produced performances worthy of recognition from their country.
Rodriguez’s 10 Premier League goals and Lambert’s seven take the front three’s total to 24 in the league, with all three scoring in the 3-0 win at Craven Cottage this weekend.
That victory, following a terrific performance in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal last Tuesday, has seen confidence bounce back at St Mary's, where a poor run of results and the distraction of the resignation of chairman Nicola Cortese causing some to worry their season was about to come off the rails.
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