Arsenal first-teamer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may be two years the senior of his international team-mate, Raheem Sterling of Liverpool, but renowned pundit Stan Collymore believes it is the latter who is the more polished out of the two prospects.
Collymore commented whilst assessing England's performance against Norway, a 1-0 victory for the Three Lions in a friendly contested in front of 41,000 fans at Wembley Stadium earlier this evening, Wednesday.
He said: "There is no comparison between the development of Ox and Sterling at the moment as the Liverpool man miles is ahead."
Andy Townsend awarded Sterling the Vauhall man of the match award on an evening where he won the penalty that captain Wayne Rooney converted in the second half, created goal-scoring opportunities - with a gilt-edged chance for James Milner spurned by the midfielder - and generally took his exquisite club-form for Liverpool into the international arena for England.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in contrast, did not make the same kind of impact expected of him - particularly because his pre-World Cup performances in a white jersey were so commendable.
Last season, Liverpool winger Sterling completed 92 successful dribbles, provided 52 key passes and returned five assists and nine goals. Arsenal's Ox created 21 goal-scoring opportunities, six key passes, two assists and two goals - but made 19 fewer Premier League appearances.