Hodgson On Europa Team Selection
By Dominic Hurst
Updated Thursday, 17th September 2009
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says that his club are not neglecting the Europa League by fielding a team far different from the one that beat Everton on Sunday.
John Pantsil is one of two players that are included in the team that played on Sunday while David Stockdale, who had a great game in goal, is the other.
“We're not neglecting the tournament. When Aston Villa and Tottenham fielded what they thought were weaker sides there was virtually no one from their first team squad involved,” he said.
“I fully believe the team I put out will be very competitive. Only one player — Stockdale — has not played international football.
“All other 10 have played for their countries so we're not talking about an inexperienced team lacking in ability.
“We're very happy to be in this competition. We're looking forward to it and think it's a great adventure, but it's an adventure for the squad not just 11.”