Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been asked to focus more on consistency in his performance.
The England international came out as one of the rare positives for Roy Hodgson’s side in the Euros, and impressed everyone in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers with his first half display against Moldova on Friday.
However, he was anonymous in the second half of the match and was eventually substituted in the 60th minute. Despite providing a sumptuous through-ball from which Jermain Defoe slotted home, his brilliant display frizzled out in the second half.
Hodgson has expressed an overall satisfaction with his performance but has warned the 19-year-old to focus on his consistency.
“I thought he’d been very good through that first half,” said the manager while speaking to Goal.com
“But we’d made it clear to him we intended to take him off after 60 minutes, so I think he forgot to play in those first 15 minutes of the second half. That will be an interesting lesson for him as well.”
The winger admitted prior to the match that he doesn’t consider himself as a regular starter, but insists he is a relaxed man who relies more on his ability and trust.
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