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Results Temper Our Hopes - Hodgson

Manager Roy Hodgson has said that England went into our group games with high hopes for this World Cup, but he appreciates that these hopes have been coloured by the results.

With Group game defeats to Italy and Uruguay, we will now be going home following the final game against Costa Rica, but speaking to theFA.com Hodgson said that he felt it really was our inability to get points that has cost us, and not the application or efforts of the team and certainly not our commitment in approaching the games.

'We had high hopes, we thought we could make an impact, but we haven't won the games. To make an impact you have to win games and we've lost both of ours.'

Hodgson goes on to say that he believed in the team and believed that going forward we would become a very good team following the introduction of the youngsters, and he still believes that and points to individual performances in the Uruguay game as being proof that we aren't there yet, but it doesn't mean we won't get there with this group.

'But results colour everything. I don't think there is any need to have doubts that this group of players will go on to do some good things in times ahead. The team is evolving and I'm proud of the way they have approached this tournament, everything they have put into it.'

All depends on how these players develop now moving forward, and there's a lot to be said for giving them all a game against Costa Rica. With the form they have been in, have we anything to lose by giving those who haven't got on the pitch yet, 90 minutes experience at this level?

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Date:Sunday June 22 2014

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