England coach Hodgson says plenty to learn from Chile defeat

England coach Roy Hodgson says there's plenty to glean from their 2-0 defeat to Chile.

Boos rang around the stadium as England saw a run of 10 undefeated games come to a crashing halt with Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez scoring both goals, one in each half, as Chile exposed the lack of depth in Hodgson's squad.

"We used a lot of players and debutants and players who haven't got many caps," said Hodgson.

"Going a goal behind early meant we were on the back foot and always chasing the game against a team who were more than capable of keeping us at bay and keeping the ball.

"It would be harsh to make too many judgements on them (the debutants). They came into a team where a lot of people around them weren't that experienced if we take Frank Lampard out of the equation.

"Even our more experienced players would have found it difficult anyway because Chile were good and deserved to win.

"They played excellently. We learned a lot about south American opposition and how good they are at sucking you towards their goalkeeper and then manage to ping 50-yard balls on to people's toes. That's one of the best displays of goalkeeper passing I've ever seen."

 
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