England 0 Chile 2: Supporters right not to accept defeat, says Roy Hodgson

 

Wembley

Roy Hodgson asked supporters to keep England’s 2-0 defeat to Chile in perspective after his team were booed at the final whistle tonight following their first defeat in 11 games.

The England manager said that a reaction of that type from home fans was commonplace but that his players would recover for Tuesday’s game at Wembley against Germany, ranked second in the world. Alexis Sanchez scored both goals, the second in time added on at the end of the game, against an England team that had been through six substitutions by that point.

Hodgson said: “That's part of the game today. Fans don't accept defeats or want them. Who does? We don't want them either. But there aren't many games I see played today where the home team has lot and there isn't some sort of booing. I'll not criticise our fans. They were disappointed tonight that we couldn't keep our momentum and performances going, so they're entitled to show their frustration. But they'll show a measure of perspective.”

“It's important you don't beat yourself up too much. They were very unhappy, sad a good run has come to an end and to lose that run on home soil. But it's important that, having been knocked down, they picked themselves up again. There’s a big game on Tuesday. We need to play better if we're going to beat top teams like Chile and Germany, but I'd be unhappy if they beat themselves up too much.”

Hodgson said that Phil Jones is likely to be out of Tuesday’s game with a groin strain picked up tonight. Joe Hart will start the game after Fraser Forster made his debut tonight in goal and Hodgson said that the “the bulk” of the players left out the team to face Chile will play against Germany.

Hodgson gave debuts to Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana, as well as Forster. The England manager said: “Forster didn't have many saves. He made a quite good one in the first half. Was chanceless with both of the goals. Lallana did well. Rodriguez worked hard, did all the right things, but it was a big ask for him to play in that position.

“We have so many wide players injured or missing that his opportunity came a bit earlier than he'd have liked, and against opposition a bit stronger than he'd have liked. But I'm not disappointed with any of them and I'd not write any of them off on the basis of that game.”

Lallana went close at the end of the first half having been played in by Wayne Rooney. He said he had “mixed emotions” about the night. “Disappointed with the result. I was proud to get my first cap, but ultimately disappointed. We came up against a good Chilean outfit. We had chances, though. We felt we had enough chances to get something out the game, but the two stages of both halves where we had a good bit of possession and chances we just couldn’t get that goal.

“I gave it everything. I was obviously delighted to represent my country. But, at the end of the day, disappointed with the result. I had a couple of chances first half. I felt I snatched especially at the second one. It was just a little bit under my feet. I think it might have taken a deflection – it was possibly creeping in the bottom corner I had two good chances and was disappointed I didn’t convert one of them.”

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