Thursday's session saw hulking striker
The Guardian reports Hodgson as yelling at one point: "You don't have to use short passes. Not if you want to use your big man up front."
Carroll has endured a tough time since his £35m switch from Newcastle to Liverpool, but finished the season encouragingly and has emerged as the favourite to start up front in England's first two Euro 2012 games, when Wayne Rooney is suspended.
So you can forget about England adopting Spain's mesmerising one-touch 'tiki-taka' style - if we are to crash and burn, we seem destined to do so in classically English fashion.
Spurs' back line was disrupted by a string of injuries last season, and they are keen to flex their muscles in the transfer market as they bid to convince Gareth Bale and Luka Modric of their ambition.
Vertonghen said: "I have a preference for Spurs. I've got the best feeling for that club and I'm a 'feeling person'. They already invited me and want to handle it quickly. They say I'm their only option, which I take as a compliment."
The outgoing Barcelona coach had suggested he would take a year's sabbatical, but said before tonight's Copa del Rey final: "I will receive all calls with pleasure ... I will be ready (to return) if one club wants me and seduces me."
Well, Pep can be sure more than one club wants him, but
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