England missed the chance to finish top of Group B at the ongoing European Championships after playing to a barren draw with Slovakia on Monday 20 June but the Three Lions’ manager Roy Hodgson is staying confident ahead of the second round.
Finishing second in the group means England will get a tricky opponent in the second round of the tournament and after a dominant display against Slovakia, where England managed 30 shots, the manager is confident that the team will get to scoring ways in the next round.
“Soon we will make someone pay, we will score goals one day.
“You just don’t know, the way we are playing I am not frightened of anybody,” he said.
Hodgson also had to battle criticism across the board following his changes in the game, after the win over Wales in their last match. A particular underperformer was Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere but the manager stood up for the midfielder.
Wayne Rooney replaced a lacklustre Wilshere 10 minutes into the second half.
“If people are going to pick on one player that’s a pity – Jack Wilshere did fine.
“People were trying to tell me after the Russia game that I should have changed Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. It was actually four changes from the side which finished the Wales game. You can’t have it all ways,” he added.