England coach Hodgson dismisses criticism of Ukraine stalemate

England coach Roy Hodgson has dismissed criticism of their performance in their 0-0 draw with Ukraine. The result keeps their World Cup qualifying hopes on track.

England coach Roy Hodgson has dismissed criticism of their performance in their 0-0 draw with Ukraine.

The result keeps their World Cup qualifying hopes on track.

"I cannot comment on what people think at home, I don't think that is a fair comment on our performance," he said.

"If the expectations upon us are so great we come to places like Ukraine and expect roll teams over, it will be difficult for us to ever get a good result.

"I will stick to my ignorance.

"I think it is a good result. I am surprised that has not been the reaction back at home.

"Who are we talking about? There are 60million people back there. I find it a difficult one to answer.

"Before coming here, the feeling amongst you people was that a draw would have been a good result.

"I am surprised to hear people say - what I thought was a good performance - has become yet again underwhelming."

 
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