England boss Roy Hodgson: 'Cutting players from Euro 2016 squad was difficult'
Hodgson went for an attacking side having selected five strikers, including 18-year-old Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, who made his international debut five days ago.
When asked about axing the trio, Hodgson said in a press conference: “It was a very difficult decision. For a long period of time we’ve not had an enormous amount of choice.
“Suddenly we do have a lot of players to pick from and it was a tough decision. I was very happy with the 26, and delighted with the way the three who didn’t get selected worked.
“Yesterday was a difficult day for me. In some ways I’m satisfied I’ve got the 23 I want to take and we can settle down and focus on the job ahead.”
England’s first group game will be against Russia on June 11.
Source: Sportsmole – Euro 2016