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Hodgson Pleased With Peru Showing

Hodgson Pleased With Peru Showing

England manager Roy Hodgson has said he was pleased with our overall performance last night against Peru in what was our last match at Wembley before the World Cup.

A comfortable three nil victory was secured thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka, and the win sets us up nicely for the remaining friendlies we have against Ecuador and Honduras before we see how far we might be able to go in Brazil.

Speaking to theFA.com following the victory, Hodgson said.

'The finest point of the evening was the crowd and the atmosphere. Eighty three thousand people, what a send off. What a tremendous vote of confidence for these players from the English footballing public. That's really pleased me. We've had a good couple of weeks training so it was nice to end it in this way.'

Hodgson goes on to say that the most pleasing thing for him was to come through the game, not only getting the victory, but obviously having not picked up any injuries in the process.

'The most important thing for us was to come through it unscatched injury wise. We also wanted to get a victory - the more comfortable the better. It didn't look like it was going to be that comfortable for a period in the first half when they got so many players back behind the ball and defended well. But as soon as Daniel got that fantastic goal, for me, the game was not in great doubt.'

Obviously Sturridge picked up the Man of the Match award following his performance, and whilst that pleased the manager he did prefer to focus on the team performance rather than individual showings.

'I'm happy with him but I'm no more happy with him that I am with lots of other players out there.'

Onwards and upwards hopefully.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday May 31 2014
Time: 3:59PM

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