Vital Football

Latest England Football News

Hodgson In Positive Mood

Hodgson In Positive Mood

Roy Hodgson is not shouting from the rooftops that England 'will win the world cup' but as the training camp in Portugal gets underway he is in confident, and positive, mood.

He has told sky sports that England are not 'making up the numbers' and he will not be 'ruling out' going all the way: 'of course we'll go there thinking of winning it, believing it and working hard to do that.

'Can we play well enough? We have hope, dream and ambition. I'm not ruling out winning it. It would be foolish to go there thinking we can't win it or we're only there to make up the numbers.'

What will be the key to this, other than 'winning games' of course?

Preparation.

Not only ahead of games in Brazil but at the first training camp in Portugal and then of course ahead of the games.

He knows the players 'are human' so is not going to keep them 'locked up in their rooms' or make them endure 'hours and hours of meetings' but he will insist that they prepare right and listen to the instructions given.

This time in Portugal, as he put it 'a glorified training rest period', is the perfect start.

So long as we come away from the tournament with people saying 'well done' he says that he will be happy, but stresses the importance of 'preparing properly' for this to be possible, both physically and mentally...

I am not getting 'carried away' but the closer the world cup comes the more excited I am becoming and the more I am starting to think we will do alright you know!

Follow @VitalEngland.

Join the Vital England Debate

Vital England on: facebook

Vital England on: twitter



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rug
Date:Tuesday May 20 2014
Time: 8:06AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent England Articles

Yet Again Sepp Blatter Is Simply Wrong

Former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter believes no country should boycott this year's World Cup in Russia, even though several football federations are threatening to do otherwise.

What Have I Missed?

I was out and about on Friday evening when England beat the Netherland's 1-0 in Amsterdam. Having said that, I did manage to watch the final 20 minutes..

(Video & Images) High Spirited England Fans Reach Amsterdam

Thousands of England fans have arrived, and by the looks of it, taken over Amsterdam ahead of this evening's international friendly at the Johan Cruyff Arena against the Netherlands.

Dele Alli: Is He Really That Good?

When he's in the mood Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli can play some amazing and scintillating football. But, when the mood takes him in the opposite direction..

England Archived Articles

Vital England articles from

Site Journalists

Cresswell
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who will win this year
Suggested By: Cresswell
Brazil8%
France0%
Argentina6%
England20%
Croatia0%
Columbia0%
Germany33%
A. Another33%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent England Results (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.scruples6
2.cresswell5
3.garyshawisthelaw4
4.alfinyalcabo3
5.itsgriffagain2
6.ukfootballfan1
The Vital Football Members League