Roy Hodgson spoke of Adnan Januzaj on first Match of the Day apperance from an England boss
Roy Hodgson became the first ever England manager to appear on the BBC’s Match of the Day show on Saturday evening.
The Three Lions boss was alongside former England captains Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer as they took a look back at Saturday’s games in the Premier League.
And one performance which caught the eye of everyone was that of Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj, who scored a stunning winner in their 2-1 win at Sunderland.
The 18-year-old is of Kosovan-Albanian descent and was born in Belgium, but has yet to declare his international allegiance.
The former Anderlecht player has been at Old Trafford since early 2011, prompting the question of whether he could eventually qualify for England due to his residency in the country.
But Hodgson refused to be drawn on the immediacy of the matter, revealing: "He's been with United for a long period of time and of course that discussion will have to be seriously debated before we start naturalising players.
"There's no doubt that he's a real talent and we have our eyes on him, but a lot will have to be discussed.
“But down the line, if he becomes naturalised or if he becomes a 'homegrown' product, we’d be interested.”
Meanwhile, Hodgson and his England squad meet up at St. George’s Park on Monday ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifiers with Montenegro and Poland.
And even though Hodgson admitted on MOTD that he’s confident his side will get the results required to qualify for Brazil 2014, he has already warned of the dangers possessed by Montenegro.
Watch his interview for TheFA.com below to see his full thoughts on the games and the importance of the home support.