England manager Roy Hodgson is very happy with the goal-scoring debut display by Marcus Rashford on Friday night for the Three Lions and has showered praises on the youngster.
The 18-year-old at the Stadium of Light became the youngest player to ever score on their England debut with a goal after just 135 seconds of their 2-1 victory over Australia.
Hodgson said he believes that the display by Rashford is a proof that he can cope with the rigours of international football, but the England boss was coy on whether the youngster has effectively worked his way into his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
“It’s fantastic – I’m pleased for him. He tired a bit but that’s normal,” the England boss to ITV Sport.
“What a debut. You asked if he was capable of dealing with the situation and I think we got a resounding yes.
“Let’s wait and see [if he makes the squad]. I’ve got until Tuesday to name my squad but he wouldn’t be out of place in anyone’s 23.”
Rashford, who was making his international debut in just his 19th senior football match, is now the third youngest player to have scored for England after Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen.