Roy Hodgson pleased to see his Team Win
Roy Hodgson was extremely pleased to see his team get one over world champions and archrivals Germany even though it was only a friendly game.
Germany secured a 2-0 lead in the game and it looked like an embarrassing score was on the cards. However, England were able to turn around the game in spectacular fashion and came back to win the game 3-2. This remains as one of the finest results achieved by the England team against a top class opponent. However, manager Roy Hodgson has tried to spark some realism within the players by reminding that this was just a friendly game and not a match in a major tournament.
England are yet to deliver at a major tournament as they have not gone past the quarter-finals in almost 2 decades of competing in World Cups and European championships. This could change in the upcoming Euro 2016, as England go into the competition on a spectacular run of form. Further, the introduction of several new and young players to the national team for has provided an element of unpredictability. In the past, the midfield used to comprise of familiar names like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. This is no longer the case, as Hodgson has been able to bring in youngsters with amazing frequency to replace injured or retired stars.
"Whatever I say, I am going to make headlines. If I say 'yeah, I think we can win it', then 'Hodgson says we can win the Euros'.If I say 'I think that's going to be a tough ask, I think with this young team it's too much to ask' then 'Hodgson has got no confidence in the team'.They haven't yet done it in a tournament.We still don't really know... quite how they're going to perform in tournament conditions against these much more experienced teams,” said Hodgson.