Hodgson remains positive

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

England manager Roy Hodgson is remaining optimistic about his side’s future despite yet another tournament where they could not make it past the quarter-finals.

Those over at free-bet-finder.com/uk/free-bets/euro-2012-free-bets note how the Three Lions look to be a long way of the top teams in international football but Hodgson believes that the young players coming through can change the fortunes of the team.

Although Spain success is something England will one day want to emulate, Hodgson has said that they will not adapt their style of play: “You can’t say we are going to play like Spain because apart from anything, the Spanish grew up in different climatic conditions to us and have always had very different qualities.”

He then added: “And let’s not forget that for years and years Spain went to every major tournament and never achieved anything.”

Euro 2012 did show some promising signs for the national side though, young players such as Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain all got a taste of tournament football which will set them up well for the future.

The England boss is now looking to these players to shine in the future as well as the likes of Ryan Betrand, Adam Johnson and Jack Wilshire.

“Bertrand did very well in the Champions League Final, so there are players out there. There are players out there, I’ve no doubt about that.

“Jack Wilshere had an impact before he missed the whole of last season with injury. If he can reach that level he’s got to be a player who’s of interest to us. Adam Johnson is another who’s quite interesting.” He said.

Hodgson could now use these young talents in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup to give them experience at this level.

Steven Gerrard is likely to keep his place in the side as captain after he showed he was a massive member of the squad with his performances at Euro 2012.

Everyone at http://www.free-bet-finder.com/ will surely agree that the next two years are the 64-year-olds big test as manager as he was rushed into this summer’s tournament. Now, the former Liverpool boss will show what he is capable of achieving.

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