Next Game

S Marino v England

Saturday, 05 September 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Last Game

Slovenia 2 - 3 England

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Hodgson hails German method

Roy Hodgson believes England can learn a lot from the way Germany resurrected themselves as a major force on the international stage.

Last Updated: 18/11/13 at 07:05 Post Comment

Roy Hodgson: Will lead England into next year's World Cup in Brazil

Roy Hodgson: Will lead England into next year's World Cup in Brazil

After they were eliminated from the 2004 European Championships without winning a game, Germany set about overhauling their national setup, bringing in a coaching team of Jurgen Klinsmann and assistant Joachim Low, who led the team to third-place at the 2006 home World Cup.

The latter has since graduated to the top job and has further rejuvenated the three-time World Cup winners with the introduction of younger players.

And Hodgson feels that England, who face Low's side at Wembley on Tuesday, should be looking to emulate the German approach as they look to improve their own global standing.

"The German team has become something of an example for many other European teams who might find themselves in a transitional period that Germany obviously found themselves in going into the 2006 World Cup," Hodgson told the Football Association's website (www.thefa.com) on Sunday.

"I think the German FA were very wise in their attitude to changing the face of the national team and building it on youth and a very energetic style of play.

"Of course, as a result, the success they've had has not surprised anybody because we all know how good the players are and how strong the league is.

"As far as we're concerned, we are perhaps to some extent in that transitional period I mentioned Germany found themselves in 2006.

"We have what we think is a very exciting group of young players coming along and we still have a backbone of experienced players that have been to World Cups before.

"I would like to think we can give a very good account of ourselves when we get to Brazil."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Manchester United 'agree Matteo Darmian fee with Torino'

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba not joining Barcelona this year

Barcelona have insisted they are "not planning" a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this calendar year.

Tottenham to sign Toby Alderweireld say Sky sources

Toby Alderweireld is on the verge of signing for Tottenham despite a dispute between Southampton and Atletico Madrid.

Mail Box

Doesn't Delph To Arsenal Make More Sense?

We have reaction to our Top Ten regarding Philipp Lahm and Dave Mackay, why we all love Harry Kane, Fabian Delph to Arsenal and what United can get away with...

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

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