Hodgson says the three points is the most important thing

Roy Hodgson says he is pleased England recorded a fifth straight victory, despite an indifferent performance during the 3-1 win over Slovenia on Saturday, reports the Daily Star.

England came from a goal down to continue their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualifying, with a Wayne Rooney penalty and a Danny Welbeck brace cancelling out Jordan Henderson’s own goal.

And Hodgson believes the points were the most important thing, after a tame performance at Wembley.

He said: “Our goal before this game was to go into the new year with 12 points, unbeaten.

“The only disappointment is we can no longer boast about having not conceded.

“But we can still boast no opponent has scored against us because we put the ball in our own goal for them.

“We’ve now beaten ¬≠Switzerland away and Slovenia at home, which puts us in a good position.

“When we went a goal down, it was very important to break straight back and luckily we did that with the penalty.

“After that I thought our play was certainly better.

“We created a lot more chances and in the end it turned out to be a very good victory because we’ve seen today Slovenia have been good value for their six points and their two victories so far.

“The first half wasn’t one of our better performances. We needed to do more but I think we saw that in the second half.

“We were good value for the victory and had several outstanding individual displays.

“We’re not disappointed in any way about our performance.”


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