Next Game

Italy v England

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 19:45

International Match

Wembley

Last Game

England 4 - 0 Lithuania

Friday, 27 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

Brooking: Roy deserves praise

Sir Trevor Brooking claims England manager Roy Hodgson deserves more credit after leading The Three Lions to the World Cup finals.

Last Updated: 21/10/13 at 20:47 Post Comment

Sir Trevor Brooking: Feels Roy Hodgson should have received more credit

Sir Trevor Brooking: Feels Roy Hodgson should have received more credit

England beat Poland 2-0 at Wembley last week to top Group H and put their name amongst the 32 countries which will be heading to Brazil next summer.

But Brooking feels there should have been more plaudits for the 66-year-old former West Brom and Fulham boss.

"I've got a lot of praise for Roy," said the Football Association's director of football development Brooking, who was speaking at Wembley Stadium as the FA continued its 150th anniversary celebrations.

"I've watched him do all the training and more than anything, my disappointment is that he has probably not received the plaudits he should have done.

"The last few days he should have been going around to games, watching matches like I've done and everyone coming up to you saying 'it's great that you've made it, you must be pleased,' well he is the coach. He's the manager that's got them there after 18 months of tension.

"More than anything, I'd like to think we can move on.

"Let's enjoy it, let's look at the next couple of internationals and look forward to a great World Cup. It's about looking forward and being positive about it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Two Chelsea fans summoned to appear in court over claims of racist chants

Two men summoned to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in May following claims of racist chants at St Pancras Station.

Arsenal are repoortedly keen to sign Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

Arsenal are interested in signing Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, with the winger set to reject his offer of a new deal.

European Qualifiers round-up: Wins for Germany, Portugal and Romania

Goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Muller gave Germany victory over Georgia while Portugal beat Serbia to go top of Group I.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company