England boss Hodgson: It was an excellent Chelsea performance
14:29 20 May 2012
PA Wire/Press Association Images
Roy Hodgson hailed the Blues after they won the Champions League
England manager Roy Hodgson hailed Chelsea’s performance in the Champions League final.
The Blues triumphed after a dramatic penalty shoot-out to become the first London club to lift the famous trophy.
“They were all excellent and it was an excellent Chelsea performance,” Hodgson told Sky Sports News.
“The team was quite fantastic, it’s a great, great success, not only for Chelsea but for the whole of English football.
“Let’s just hope that some of the players there last night can take some of that form into the Euros because if they can play as well as that then they will boost our chances.”
Hodgson was not surprised to see an English club triumphing in Europe’s premier club competition.
“I don’t think there’s any doubts in Europe about England’s capacity and how good the Barclays Premier League is and how good English teams are,” Hodgson added.
“Chelsea have come last night to Munich, they’ve played Bayern in their home stadium and there was no doubt really which was the home team last night and they’ve given a quite fantastic performance, both defensively and also attacked very effectively.
“For once, of course, it’s nice to see we in England can win a penalty shootout - that bodes well for the future, I guess.”
- David Luiz: I can barely move my legs now, but it was worth it!
- Ramires: Now I just have to win the World Cup
- Chelsea chief: Blues will appoint boss before pre-season tour of USA
- Chelsea legend: Give Roberto Di Matteo the full time manager’s job
- Sports Minister Hugh Robertson congratulates Chelsea after Champions League triumph
- Muller: Bayern Munich were better than Chelsea
- Robben: Drogba and Platini’s condolences mean nothing
- Heynckes: Bayern Munich only have themselves to blame after Chelsea loss
- Former Chelsea boss: Di Matteo proved just how bad AVB was
- Chelsea supremo: Champions League win vindicates AVB sacking
- Neuer: Bayern Munich had one hand on the cup
- Mata: It’s a dream come true
- Torres: That’s for you Chelsea fans
- Chelsea to host victory parade today - London24 wants your pictures
- Di Matteo refuses to give indication on his future after Champions League triumph
- Sign up to iWitness24 to send pictures from Chelsea’s victory parade using your PC or our mobile app
- Cole: Champions League win justifies decision to leave Arsenal for Chelsea
- How Chelsea players rated in the Champions League final
- Penalty hero Cech savours Champions League triumph
- Lampard: Champions League victory “means everything”
- Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup
- Chelsea hero hails team spirit after they lift the Champions League trophy
- Terry: I was a bag of nerves watching the final
- Cahill: This is why I joined Chelsea, to win trophies
- Striker Drogba the hero as winning penalty seals Champions League for Chelsea
- Chelsea’s Champions League triumph means heartache for Spurs
- Chelsea to travel to Japan in December
- Click here for all the latest Chelsea transfer news
- Follow our Chelsea coverage on twitter for all the latest news from Stamford Bridge
- All the very latest Chelsea news, features and opinion here.
- Chelsea to hold talks with Didier Drogba’s agent this week
- Hodgson: Chelsea defender has a bright future with England