Ince is the most serious of four injury doubts for England. Gareth Southgate is yet to shake off his ankle injury, Paul Scholes has a bruised wrist after being trodden on Monday and Sol Campbell has a jarred knee. Scholes and Campbell both took part in light training yesterday but Ince and Southgate did not.
Hoddle was also concerned about damage being done outside the England camp by external criticism, notably from Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United manager criticised Hoddle's decision to play Darren Anderton ahead of David Beckham at the weekend which, said Hoddle, "was unhelpful."
"People have to understand that it is up to me to pick the team and it is disappointing that some of the people criticising do the same job as me," he said. "I wouldn't put that pressure on Alex before a big European game. It didn't affect Darren, though, he would not have played so well if it had."
Anderton dismissed the remarks. "Everyone has a right to their opinion," he said.Reuse content