England manager Roy Hodgson and his assistant Ray Lewington were two of those in attendance of Tottenham Hotspur's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over visiting Southampton at White Hart Lane, yesterday, Sunday, but just who could the Three Lions boss have been scouting?
The 66-year-old successfully oversaw England's qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, drawing a particularly tough assignment as they will battle it out with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the group stage.
There will no doubt be a number of certainties in Hodgson's final squad… it seems unfathomable that a unit at this stage will be without players such as Manchester United's tireless forward Wayne Rooney or influential Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, however, a number of fringe squad players could be unearthed from the Saints or Spurs' England-rich roster.
The previous week, Hodgson had been spotted with Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger at St Marys Stadium during the club's hosting of Norwich City and he may well have been taking a closer look at players such as Luke Shaw, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana or, for future call-ups, Jay Rodriguez, James Ward-Prowse and Calum Chambers.
Tottenham, meanwhile, brag an English core of Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon, Kyle Naughton, Andros Townsend, Michael Dawson and Harry Kane.
Of those who featured, Hodgson will have saw Naughton, Rose, Lennon, Townsend, Chambers, Shaw, Ward-Prowse, Lambert, Lallana and Rodriguez all receive pitch-time - not bad for an afternoon's scouting for Hodgson!