Roy Hodgson has defended Jack Wilshere's comments over the England team, and is confident the controversy will not affect the Arsenal midfielder in England's final World Cup qualifiers.
The England Manager said:
"First of all I think his comments if not misunderstood were translated in a way people wanted to translate them. People are always complaining that players don't have an opinion or that they say nothing worth listening to so I don't think it's quite right to criticise someone for having an opinion.
"The subject matter is worthy of debate and, at the end of the day, it will be a policy decision taken by the FA. From my point of view, it hasn't affected Jack. I think he just shrugs it off."
England take on Montenegro at Wembley on Friday evening.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told ITV News he believes only English people should play football for England. He says he supports Jack Wilshere's call for a change in FIFA residency rules. He also criticised the FA for failing to understand.
Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj has not yet decided which country he will represent at international level but the midfielder has several options.
Belgium: The teenager was born in Brussels and has previously turned down the chance to represent his country of birth.
Albania: He qualifies to play for Albania through his Kosovan-Albanian parents.
Serbia and Kosovo: Januzaj's parents are of Kosovan-Albanian descent, however, Kosovo's national teams are not members of UEFA or FIFA. Kosovo's independence is also not recognised by the United Nations, meaning he could play for Serbia.
Turkey: He qualifies to play for Turkey through his grandparents.
England: Januzaj is not yet eligible to play for Roy Hodgson's side. He would have to stay in England until 2018 in order to play for the Three Lions.
Just days after England manager Roy Hodgson admitted he was keeping an eye on Manchester United's new teen sensation Adnan Januzaj, England midfielder Jack Wilshere said he believed only English people should be able to play for the national team.
Wilshere said:"The only people who should play for England are English people.
"If you live in England for five years it doesn’t make you English. If I went to Spain and lived there for five years I’m not going to play for Spain."