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England boss Hodgson not overly impressed by Ibrahimovic wonder goal

England coach Roy Hodgson was unimpressed by PSG ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wonder goal for Sweden last week.

While admiring the technique of Ibrahimovic's opportunist strike, it will never sit well with the Three Lions boss.

"I was not very happy about it, I was still smarting a bit from the free-kick, I thought it was a bit harsh on us. I thought 2-2 was harsh, let alone 2-3," Hodgson said.

"It was a fantastic effort on his part, and I admire the athleticism and the technique, but he did not have a lot to lose.

"It was the last kick of the game. If the ball had gone 75 metres into the stands, who cares? If he had missed it completely, who cares? The ref was going to blow his whistle as soon as it happened."

Hodgson continued: "For me it was the final humiliation in a way in a game where I did not really believe the Swedes deserved it.

"Okay, good luck to them it was their night and the opening of their stadium, but if I had been the Sweden coach, I would have been thinking how on earth did we pull this one off?"

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