England manager Roy Hodgson summoned players to a meeting on Tuesday and told his boys they are capable of winning the European Championships in France next year, according to reports.
The Three Lions will qualify for the tournament should they beat minnows San Marino on Saturday after recording a 100 per cent record so far.
Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey said the 68-year-old was fully optimistic about England’s chances of winning the tournament after bringing the team together for a team meeting on Tuesday.
“It was quite an upbeat meeting,” Shelvey is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“He talked about the previous games, which I’ve not been involved in. He just said, ‘We can either go one way, keep winning and stay the way we are, or we can go up another level in our performances.
“Because there’s no reason why the England team with the players we’ve got in this country can’t go to the European Championships and win it.”
“That’s what Roy wants us to do and what we want to do. He wants us to win and I’m sure we can.”
Hodgson led England to the quarter-finals at Euro 2012 where the Three Lions were agonisingly knocked out on penalties by Italy.
The former Inter Milan and Liverpool boss could not guide his side out of a tough group at last year’s World Cup, finishing bottom of Group D below Costa Rica, Uruguay and Italy.
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