Roy Hodgson angered by criticism despite Man United star’s England-winning penalty

Roy Hodgson has blasted reporters after criticism aimed at the manner of England’s 1-0 win over Norway, Mirror reports.

The manager was blamed as stats showed that the Three Lions only managed two shots on target, which included Manchester United star Wayne Rooney’s winning penalty.

The former Liverpool boss’ normal calm endeavour was totally lost right after Wednesday’s international friendly, when a reporter stated that the two shots on target weren’t exactly impressive.

Hodgson replied: ‘’Listen, I am entitled to, aren’t I?

‘’When you have questions like, ‘You only had two shots on target…’

‘’I can’t put the World Cup right, because I can’t turn the clock back.

“What I can do is analyse what I have seen and judge that through my eyes and not judge it because someone is going to tell me, ‘Well, you only had two shots at goal’.

“Because for me, that is absolute f***ing b*****ks, I’m sorry!’’

The England chief is under pressure for his team to perform ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday, but hopes the important results are what he’ll be judged on.

“All I am saying is I want to judge every game as it is,” he added.

“We can’t get rid of the baggage. We can’t change the fact that we had a bad World Cup. We can’t play those games against Italy and Uruguay again. But I think you will have to give me the entitlement at least.’’


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