England boss pleased with young Lions’ performances

22:55 14 November 2012

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

England manager Roy Hodgson was impressed with his side during the first 70 minutes, prior to his substitutions that led to Sweden’s comeback.

Hodgson acknowledged Ibrahimovic’s performance but felt more could have been done to prevent him completing such a haul.

“The fourth goal was extraordinary, but it was the second and third goals which cost us,” he said. “For 70 minutes we were playing very well and we deserved to be in the lead, but we made changes and they took the initiative.

“During the 94 minutes today we did some good things.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Andriy Yarmolenko of FC Dynamo Kyiv   (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko has confirmed he will leave the Ukrainian club this summer.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
West Ham United's Enner Valencia is challenged by Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady, left and Hull City's Michael Dawson, right

West Ham striker Enner Valencia has revealed that Chelsea are among the teams interested in ending his Upton Park stay.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Juventus FC head coach Massimiliano Allegri and Paul Pogba celebrate  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Juventus star Paul Pogba insists he is yet to make his mind up on his future and is only focused on Saturday’s Champions League final.

Monday, June 1, 2015
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during the FA Cup Victory Parade (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere led Arsenal fans in a trio of anti-Spurs chants for the second consecutive year. Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from both sets of fans.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Lukas Podolski of Inter Milan (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Lukas Podolski has said farewell to his Inter Milan teammates and supporters ahead of a return to Arsenal this summer.

Don't Miss...

What is this?

Near You Now

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

Read more
The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more