Hodgson: We were unlucky

Basingstoke Gazette: Roy Hodgson Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson felt his side were unlucky not to bow out of the World Cup in Brazil with a victory.

The national side's underwhelming campaign came to an end as they played out a goalless draw with Costa Rica in their final group game in Belo Horizonte.

Hodgson said: "We showed today what a good team we can be.

"We are so disappointed not to finish with a victory but I don't think I have asked for a much better performance.

"Apart from the first 10 or 12 minutes of the game I thought we dominated it totally.

"Unfortunately we didn't take our goal chances today. Had we taken them it would have been a comfortable victory."

Striker Daniel Sturridge missed three good chances for England and was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty in the first half after a clash with Oscar Duarte.

Hodgson said: "We created the chances, that is important, and normally Daniel is so clinical.

"I am not that concerned. I know he will take the goal chances in the future. The important thing is to keep giving him the opportunity.

"But I have got to say I think we are really unlucky not to win this game.

"I am pleased at least to have given the fans something to cheer about it terms of our performance."

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7:32pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

You could make your own luck by getting the team selection right, this you didn't do Roy.
You could make your own luck by getting the team selection right, this you didn't do Roy. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 7

7:40pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Stubs says...

What a disaster. Can't even win one game.
What a disaster. Can't even win one game. Stubs
  • Score: 6

7:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

make them walk home , clueless.
make them walk home , clueless. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 5

7:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

mikeyt says...

Oh, well only another 4 years to wait. until we are disappointed again!
Oh, well only another 4 years to wait. until we are disappointed again! mikeyt
  • Score: 4

7:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

Unlucky? No, rubbish.
Unlucky? No, rubbish. TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 5

7:46pm Tue 24 Jun 14

markodarko29 says...

We were boring Roy ,I feel you should resign we simply don't score enough goals under you,how can anyone in there right mind pick welbeck instead of lallana in the first two games,
We were boring Roy ,I feel you should resign we simply don't score enough goals under you,how can anyone in there right mind pick welbeck instead of lallana in the first two games, markodarko29
  • Score: 10

7:57pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

mikeyt wrote:
Oh, well only another 4 years to wait. until we are disappointed again!
2 Years to win the Europeans with may be more Saints players involved and actually getting on the pitch?
[quote][p][bold]mikeyt[/bold] wrote: Oh, well only another 4 years to wait. until we are disappointed again![/p][/quote]2 Years to win the Europeans with may be more Saints players involved and actually getting on the pitch? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

8:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

Yes Woy we were unlucky...........un
lucky that the idiots at the FA selected you as manager.
Yes Woy we were unlucky...........un lucky that the idiots at the FA selected you as manager. Clever Dick
  • Score: 7

8:14pm Tue 24 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

ROY ...

Listen to the Fans. You DID NOT WIN one game in the Group Stages of the World Cup.

CULL THE OLD LIONS - Gerrard Lambert Lampard and prepare for the EUROS.

ENGLAND NEED A WORLD CLASS STRIKER and it ain't all about Rooney - not by a long way !!!

Promote Luke , Barclay , Lallana etc to Regulars for ENGLAND.
ROY ... Listen to the Fans. You DID NOT WIN one game in the Group Stages of the World Cup. CULL THE OLD LIONS - Gerrard Lambert Lampard and prepare for the EUROS. ENGLAND NEED A WORLD CLASS STRIKER and it ain't all about Rooney - not by a long way !!! Promote Luke , Barclay , Lallana etc to Regulars for ENGLAND. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

8:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

IanRC5 says...

Farcical substitutions, take off our most creative player, bring on the old guard who failed in the first two games. Sturridge was pathetic today, couldn't hit a barn door and failed twice at least to play in players in better positions than himself because he wanted to shoot. As for bringing on Sterling, Gerrard and Rooney what have you been smoking out there Roy.
Farcical substitutions, take off our most creative player, bring on the old guard who failed in the first two games. Sturridge was pathetic today, couldn't hit a barn door and failed twice at least to play in players in better positions than himself because he wanted to shoot. As for bringing on Sterling, Gerrard and Rooney what have you been smoking out there Roy. IanRC5
  • Score: 11

8:33pm Tue 24 Jun 14

St.David says...

Shocking performance. . .shocking team selection. After the first two games Roy brings on Rooney instead of Lambert. . Dreadful selection! At least Gaston is through to the knock out rounds. . Such a dissociating World Cup. Coyrs
Shocking performance. . .shocking team selection. After the first two games Roy brings on Rooney instead of Lambert. . Dreadful selection! At least Gaston is through to the knock out rounds. . Such a dissociating World Cup. Coyrs St.David
  • Score: 7

8:34pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

IanRC5 wrote:
Farcical substitutions, take off our most creative player, bring on the old guard who failed in the first two games. Sturridge was pathetic today, couldn't hit a barn door and failed twice at least to play in players in better positions than himself because he wanted to shoot. As for bringing on Sterling, Gerrard and Rooney what have you been smoking out there Roy.
Given the number of failed through balls Wilshire played today surely SRL would have been a better option playing behind Sturridge. And you are right, the substitutions were embarrassing and clueless. How much longer do we have to put up with this garbage.
[quote][p][bold]IanRC5[/bold] wrote: Farcical substitutions, take off our most creative player, bring on the old guard who failed in the first two games. Sturridge was pathetic today, couldn't hit a barn door and failed twice at least to play in players in better positions than himself because he wanted to shoot. As for bringing on Sterling, Gerrard and Rooney what have you been smoking out there Roy.[/p][/quote]Given the number of failed through balls Wilshire played today surely SRL would have been a better option playing behind Sturridge. And you are right, the substitutions were embarrassing and clueless. How much longer do we have to put up with this garbage. Clever Dick
  • Score: 8

9:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bullsbags says...

I agree the manager is clueless but who else is there?
No decent club manager would touch it
I agree the manager is clueless but who else is there? No decent club manager would touch it bullsbags
  • Score: 2

9:37pm Tue 24 Jun 14

saint Compo says...

Woy is self-delusional. If he wanted to win the game today, why take off Adam, England's main source of scoring opportunities? Why did he persist with the same starting XI in the Uruguay game which had failed against Italy? Where was Lambert today? Why take him to Brazil at all if he doesn't even get a chance in the dead rubber game?

Costa Rica didn't break sweat today, knowing they'd already qualified and that a draw was enough to secure top spot. Costa Packet (our lot) again looked like a bunch of headless chickens.

Now back to the really serious stuff - Saints pre-season and the need to retain our stars and strengthen the squad.

COYR
Woy is self-delusional. If he wanted to win the game today, why take off Adam, England's main source of scoring opportunities? Why did he persist with the same starting XI in the Uruguay game which had failed against Italy? Where was Lambert today? Why take him to Brazil at all if he doesn't even get a chance in the dead rubber game? Costa Rica didn't break sweat today, knowing they'd already qualified and that a draw was enough to secure top spot. Costa Packet (our lot) again looked like a bunch of headless chickens. Now back to the really serious stuff - Saints pre-season and the need to retain our stars and strengthen the squad. COYR saint Compo
  • Score: 4

10:19pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Block 42 says...

Did I watch a different game..phil jones is such a cart horse..cluess undetermined idiots..glad their out.
Did I watch a different game..phil jones is such a cart horse..cluess undetermined idiots..glad their out. Block 42
  • Score: 2

10:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bakeyboy says...

Sorry Roy but you need to get to hospital as soon as possible and see if they can get your head back out from inside your arse! You have not got a clue whats required at this level, we need a major overhaul of not only England but the FA aswell. We have spent hundreds of millions of pounds on the centre of excellence and where are we? going home early yet again, I really am stuck for words on how disappointed I am and how crap we are as a footballing nation. I have been really impressed by some of the South American teams work ethic and attitude to "team" play, football is a team game but we have too many big time charlie's and with them in the side it will never work. (Rooney/Sturridge/La
mpard etc..) Sturridge had several opportunities tonight to play people in in a better position than him and what did he do, shoot every time and miss and we dont score again. I would rather Saints any day of the week than the rubbish served up by England.
Sorry Roy but you need to get to hospital as soon as possible and see if they can get your head back out from inside your arse! You have not got a clue whats required at this level, we need a major overhaul of not only England but the FA aswell. We have spent hundreds of millions of pounds on the centre of excellence and where are we? going home early yet again, I really am stuck for words on how disappointed I am and how crap we are as a footballing nation. I have been really impressed by some of the South American teams work ethic and attitude to "team" play, football is a team game but we have too many big time charlie's and with them in the side it will never work. (Rooney/Sturridge/La mpard etc..) Sturridge had several opportunities tonight to play people in in a better position than him and what did he do, shoot every time and miss and we dont score again. I would rather Saints any day of the week than the rubbish served up by England. bakeyboy
  • Score: 4

10:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Block 42 wrote:
Did I watch a different game..phil jones is such a cart horse..cluess undetermined idiots..glad their out.
Considering Jones isn't a real right back he didn't do too bad, but it does make you wonder why we only had one genuine right back in the Squad and not a very good one at that, when Nat Clyne was available.
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: Did I watch a different game..phil jones is such a cart horse..cluess undetermined idiots..glad their out.[/p][/quote]Considering Jones isn't a real right back he didn't do too bad, but it does make you wonder why we only had one genuine right back in the Squad and not a very good one at that, when Nat Clyne was available. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

11:10pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ausnic says...

England's participation at the world cup was almost pointless....
England's participation at the world cup was almost pointless.... ausnic
  • Score: 2

11:39pm Tue 24 Jun 14

GHamilton says...

As a patriotic Scot.... I,m not going to gloat, can't do that when Scotland fail to qualify, but I must say I'm glad England look to be keeping hold of Hodgson....that will mean more of the same old rubbish from England and that Scotland will have nothing to worry about should we get drawn against them.....UNLUCKY!, UNLUCKY!! you must be joking Woy....you were RUBBISH, UTTER RUBBISH; dont know which was worse, Mc Claren standing holding his brolly, or you standing there stroking your chin. Great decision to give RL 3 mins against Uraguay, leave LS out all together, great decision to put Gerrard and Rooney on late against Costa Rica....Thank God that your not manager of Southampton......or Scotland!
As a patriotic Scot.... I,m not going to gloat, can't do that when Scotland fail to qualify, but I must say I'm glad England look to be keeping hold of Hodgson....that will mean more of the same old rubbish from England and that Scotland will have nothing to worry about should we get drawn against them.....UNLUCKY!, UNLUCKY!! you must be joking Woy....you were RUBBISH, UTTER RUBBISH; dont know which was worse, Mc Claren standing holding his brolly, or you standing there stroking your chin. Great decision to give RL 3 mins against Uraguay, leave LS out all together, great decision to put Gerrard and Rooney on late against Costa Rica....Thank God that your not manager of Southampton......or Scotland! GHamilton
  • Score: 4

12:26am Wed 25 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

No not unlucky - just not good enough.......
No not unlucky - just not good enough....... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 3

12:52am Wed 25 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
No not unlucky - just not good enough.......
You've said all that needs to be said in seven words 28th!
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: No not unlucky - just not good enough.......[/p][/quote]You've said all that needs to be said in seven words 28th! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

4:16am Wed 25 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
ROY ... Listen to the Fans. You DID NOT WIN one game in the Group Stages of the World Cup. CULL THE OLD LIONS - Gerrard Lambert Lampard and prepare for the EUROS. ENGLAND NEED A WORLD CLASS STRIKER and it ain't all about Rooney - not by a long way !!! Promote Luke , Barclay , Lallana etc to Regulars for ENGLAND.
PROMOTE JROD and JWP FOR ENGLAND,
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: ROY ... Listen to the Fans. You DID NOT WIN one game in the Group Stages of the World Cup. CULL THE OLD LIONS - Gerrard Lambert Lampard and prepare for the EUROS. ENGLAND NEED A WORLD CLASS STRIKER and it ain't all about Rooney - not by a long way !!! Promote Luke , Barclay , Lallana etc to Regulars for ENGLAND.[/p][/quote]PROMOTE JROD and JWP FOR ENGLAND, The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

7:22am Wed 25 Jun 14

expatsaint says...

When I read a Hodgson quote "we were unlucky," it just makes you want to throttle the guy. Roy, not taking your chances, playing dull, unimaginative football, taking off your most creative player and replacing him with a serial flop - these are not matters of bad luck! Until the people at the top have the guts to admit, "we were rubbish" nothing will change; if our awful performances and dire results are dressed up as 'bad luck' then I truly fear for our nation's footballing future. By the way, I thought LS was excellent and AL the brightest of the attacking players; good to hear Glen Hoddle And Lee Dixon question Hodgson's substitution of Adam.
When I read a Hodgson quote "we were unlucky," it just makes you want to throttle the guy. Roy, not taking your chances, playing dull, unimaginative football, taking off your most creative player and replacing him with a serial flop - these are not matters of bad luck! Until the people at the top have the guts to admit, "we were rubbish" nothing will change; if our awful performances and dire results are dressed up as 'bad luck' then I truly fear for our nation's footballing future. By the way, I thought LS was excellent and AL the brightest of the attacking players; good to hear Glen Hoddle And Lee Dixon question Hodgson's substitution of Adam. expatsaint
  • Score: 1

7:58am Wed 25 Jun 14

redsnapper says...

Shut up Woy and resign. There is no way on this earth that you should be getting £3million/ yr for delivering this latest disaster. As for Adam, value probably dropping for being associated with this farce.
Shut up Woy and resign. There is no way on this earth that you should be getting £3million/ yr for delivering this latest disaster. As for Adam, value probably dropping for being associated with this farce. redsnapper
  • Score: 0

8:37am Wed 25 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Unlucky! - 3 times?
Unlucky! - 3 times? jls217
  • Score: 0

9:17am Wed 25 Jun 14

Holly the Dog says...

Mistakes -
No back up right back, Milner is certainly not that
Taking Ox when he was injured
Not playing Lambert and Lalana together
Full backs kept playing inside rather than getting down the wing

Say thanks to the Old Guard, accept that we will not win the Euro's and start to build a younger team
Mistakes - No back up right back, Milner is certainly not that Taking Ox when he was injured Not playing Lambert and Lalana together Full backs kept playing inside rather than getting down the wing Say thanks to the Old Guard, accept that we will not win the Euro's and start to build a younger team Holly the Dog
  • Score: 0

9:33am Wed 25 Jun 14

rownhams saint says...

please mr H resign thats the best thing you could do and take that other idiot with you Mr Greg Dyke you are both clueless. Chipperfields circus are looking for two good clowns,I think you two should apply for the vacancies
and this time you might get lucky.
please mr H resign thats the best thing you could do and take that other idiot with you Mr Greg Dyke you are both clueless. Chipperfields circus are looking for two good clowns,I think you two should apply for the vacancies and this time you might get lucky. rownhams saint
  • Score: 1

9:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

Sturridge was a waste of space...too greedy and selfish in my opinion. Didn't play Lambert enough. Lallana was not as good in Brasil, as he was in the warm up games. The media reports of an impending move,certainly affected his form. Rooney? don't even go there. Roy wants to get his head out of the sand and look up. I feel let down by England..BIG TIME
Sturridge was a waste of space...too greedy and selfish in my opinion. Didn't play Lambert enough. Lallana was not as good in Brasil, as he was in the warm up games. The media reports of an impending move,certainly affected his form. Rooney? don't even go there. Roy wants to get his head out of the sand and look up. I feel let down by England..BIG TIME Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 1

9:40am Wed 25 Jun 14

coxfordsaint says...

Another poor excuse time for England year after year , how many times are we to take the positives. Every year every competition or friendly we take the positives after each and every performance we fail, using the same old boring style, old past their best players.Get a manager like MP who likes the fast pressing get stuck in type of game. If we had a team of players with the courage passion and pride as Butcher, Gasgoigne, Pearce instead of players scared to get injured or ruin their hair style. Fed up with lame performances , if we are not good enough say it. Not that we are taking postives from a p*ss poor showing . Also the fact you bottled it with the likes of Luke, Adam and Ricky
Another poor excuse time for England year after year , how many times are we to take the positives. Every year every competition or friendly we take the positives after each and every performance we fail, using the same old boring style, old past their best players.Get a manager like MP who likes the fast pressing get stuck in type of game. If we had a team of players with the courage passion and pride as Butcher, Gasgoigne, Pearce instead of players scared to get injured or ruin their hair style. Fed up with lame performances , if we are not good enough say it. Not that we are taking postives from a p*ss poor showing . Also the fact you bottled it with the likes of Luke, Adam and Ricky coxfordsaint
  • Score: 0

9:51am Wed 25 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Jan28th1984 wrote:
No not unlucky - just not good enough.......
You've said all that needs to be said in seven words 28th!
Thank you! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: No not unlucky - just not good enough.......[/p][/quote]You've said all that needs to be said in seven words 28th![/p][/quote]Thank you! :-) Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

10:05am Wed 25 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

we were unlucky, unlucky to get a manager who looks like he is going to change things, only to pull back and pick the same old faces that have failed time and time again!
unlucky to have a media and pundits who are unwilling to pick any real fault in the team, manager and set up. after the first game we were told that we played really well and just got beat because Italy had pirlo, no we played bad and knew how pirlo was going to play because he took us apart 2 yrs earlier!
in the Uruguay game we were told we were unlucky and played well but lost because they had suarez, again NO! we played awfully and we cant say we dit know how suaez plays, we let him win the game and he was only 75% fit!
And now the last game, we played okay with some new faces brought in (well better than the first 2 games) until roy decided to take off the better players, leaving the ineffectual ones, and bringing on the players who hae already failed.
yet the media will not criticise players like gerrard, rooney, sturridge, sterling etc. why? well because they play for the `big teams` from the NW and London. until we have a fair and honest media and a manager who is prepared to stand up to them we wont get anywhere.
one newspaper this morning has said that they see Wilshire and Berkley as the future of England but weren't impressed by lalla! no of course not, lalla was the best player on the pitch last night whilst Wilshire ran into players lost the ball and fell over every time he got the ball.
unlucky? no just unwilling to make the changes needed!
we were unlucky, unlucky to get a manager who looks like he is going to change things, only to pull back and pick the same old faces that have failed time and time again! unlucky to have a media and pundits who are unwilling to pick any real fault in the team, manager and set up. after the first game we were told that we played really well and just got beat because Italy had pirlo, no we played bad and knew how pirlo was going to play because he took us apart 2 yrs earlier! in the Uruguay game we were told we were unlucky and played well but lost because they had suarez, again NO! we played awfully and we cant say we dit know how suaez plays, we let him win the game and he was only 75% fit! And now the last game, we played okay with some new faces brought in (well better than the first 2 games) until roy decided to take off the better players, leaving the ineffectual ones, and bringing on the players who hae already failed. yet the media will not criticise players like gerrard, rooney, sturridge, sterling etc. why? well because they play for the `big teams` from the NW and London. until we have a fair and honest media and a manager who is prepared to stand up to them we wont get anywhere. one newspaper this morning has said that they see Wilshire and Berkley as the future of England but weren't impressed by lalla! no of course not, lalla was the best player on the pitch last night whilst Wilshire ran into players lost the ball and fell over every time he got the ball. unlucky? no just unwilling to make the changes needed! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 0

10:17am Wed 25 Jun 14

Beer Monster says...

I think this world cup has made it even more glaringly obvious that the FA and/or media are the ones running the show when it comes to the England national team.

We need a manager who's not afraid to call ALL the shots and play the players who they (I ain't sexist - that Hope Powell did alright for the women's team) think should be playing, not those players who have it in their heads that because they play for a 'top six' side, will be picked as long as they get regular football at their respective clubs. When Roy seemingly got a season ticket at St. Mary's, and started playing our lads in the competitive matches, I thought he'd be the one. Clearly I was mistaken.

I actually agree that we were unlucky - we had 38 shots at goal over those three games, apparently more than any other team (so far). If a few more of those had gone in, then maybe we wouldn't be recriminating so early.

Nevertheless, something needs to change or we're going to keep doing the same bl00dy thing at each tournament, and I'll see no reason to change my stance of club before country.
I think this world cup has made it even more glaringly obvious that the FA and/or media are the ones running the show when it comes to the England national team. We need a manager who's not afraid to call ALL the shots and play the players who they (I ain't sexist - that Hope Powell did alright for the women's team) think should be playing, not those players who have it in their heads that because they play for a 'top six' side, will be picked as long as they get regular football at their respective clubs. When Roy seemingly got a season ticket at St. Mary's, and started playing our lads in the competitive matches, I thought he'd be the one. Clearly I was mistaken. I actually agree that we were unlucky - we had 38 shots at goal over those three games, apparently more than any other team (so far). If a few more of those had gone in, then maybe we wouldn't be recriminating so early. Nevertheless, something needs to change or we're going to keep doing the same bl00dy thing at each tournament, and I'll see no reason to change my stance of club before country. Beer Monster
  • Score: -1

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