Hodgson - who hailed the Manchester United striker as Englandâ€™s version of Pele earlier in the tournament â€” accepts Roo failed to rise to the occasion like Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo did in Kiev.
Hodgson, who flew home with the squad yesterday, said: â€œHe certainly tried very hard but he didnâ€™t have his best game. I think he would admit that.
â€œThat might be down to a number of factors but I donâ€™t think fitness was a particular one. You can put a lot of things down to fitness but there was no reason for us to doubt his fitness.
â€œHis running stats in the training sessions and the games were actually very good.
â€œBut I think we put a lot of expectations on him.
â€œWhen he missed the first two games through suspension, we all believed that what we needed to do then was get to the third game and Wayne would win us the championships. That maybe was too much to ask of him."