Fomenko gave a very dull press conference before Hodgson took to the stage. The only interesting part of the coach's press conference was when he conceded the crunch game was the biggest of his career.
Hodgson took his opposite number to task, responding with: "I understand where he is coming from, but I have to say these emotional statements... I have been in football a long time and I have had a lot of games.
"If I had a little bit of money for every time I heard an opposition player say this is the game of my life I would be a very rich man, so it doesn't impress me enormously."
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