Glenn Hoddle calls for Danny Rose to be key change for England against Colombia

Former manager and player Glenn Hoddle salutes the crowd during the closing ceremony after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on...

England take on Colombia at the World Cup on Tuesday night.

Former manager and player Glenn Hoddle salutes the crowd during the closing ceremony after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on...

Pundit Glenn Hoddle has told the Daily Mail that he wants to see Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose come into the England side to face Colombia on Tuesday night.

England are back in action in just over 24 hours, as Gareth Southgate's men face Colombia in a huge last 16 clash, with hopes growing that the Three Lions can enjoy a deep run in the competition.

Spain and Germany are already out of the competition, and fans have been mapping a path to the final which would involve beating Colombia, then either Sweden or Switzerland and either Russia or Croatia.

England's defender Ashley Young gestures during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24,...

It's not unrealistic to think that England could feasibly beat any of those sides, but putting results together back-to-back is another matter, and it all begins with the Colombia clash.

Thursday's 1-0 defeat to Belgium has slightly dampened the excitement, but boss Southgate did ring the changes for that game in order to save his top players for the massive knockout game ahead.

The likes of Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane are likely to be restored for the game, and if Southgate has one big decision to make, it's at left-wing back.

Right-footed Ashley Young started against Tunisia and Panama before Tottenham's Danny Rose came in against Belgium, and it may be a tough decision facing Southgate.

Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj and England's defender Danny Rose vie for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad...

Former England boss and current pundit Glenn Hoddle has now told the Daily Mail that he wants to see the naturally left-footed Rose start to expose Juan Cuadrado, rather than having Young continually cut back onto his stronger foot.

“Gareth will probably return to the same starting line-up that played Tunisia,” said Hoddle. “Marcus Rashford missed a chance against Belgium that would have put pressure on Raheem Sterling. Personally, I would make one alteration from the expected team and have Danny Rose in for Ashley Young. It's because Rose is left-footed and England look a right-sided team at the moment, and I'd love to see them better balanced.”

“No disrespect to Young, but he can't drive all the way to the byline like Rose can. Colombia's winger Juan Cuadrado won't fancy tracking back and Danny can exploit that, whereas Young favours cutting in on his right foot. I think Rose is good enough defensively. He might have done better with Belgium's winner on Thursday by showing Adnan Januzaj onto the outside but he had no cover on the inside either. It was Rose's only mistake, if it was a mistake. Other than that, he broke forward well and looked sharp,” he added.

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