From the Back Pages, October 11: Fear of failure not on the agenda as Roy Hodgson places faith in England

From the back pages
From the back pages

Roy Hodgson struck an unusually defiant note this afternoon as he laid out his expectation that England will take a huge step towards World Cup qualification by beating Montenegro at Wembley. (The Times)

Roy Hodgson has defended Jack Wilshere over criticism about his comment that foreigners should not play for England. (The Telegraph)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate’s England Under 21 side made predictably light work of San Marino on Thursday night. (Daily Mail)

Uefa is considering a radical overhaul of international football that would see national teams playing a new Nations League competition. (The Guardian)

ARSENAL are close to finalising a deal for 18-year-old Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Matt Macey. (The Express)

Jose Bosingwa has responded to former manager Harry Redknapp’s criticisms of him by claiming the veteran coach is “confused” and accusing him of “thinking he is Alex Ferguson”. (The Independent)

Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsman in cricket’s history, has announced he will retire from the sport after his 200th Test. (The Mirror)