Hodgson determined England won’t pay the penalty

England boss Roy Hodgson has introduced penalty practise ahead of the Three Lions Euro 2012 quarter-final with Italy.
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England boss Roy Hodgson has introduced penalty practise ahead of the Three Lions Euro 2012 quarter-final with Italy.

England have crashed out of major tournaments on spot-kicks on five occasions in the last 22 years.

"We have used the time after training sessions to regularly practise and we'll obviously take it even more seriously now," said Hodgson.

"You hope one day it will make a big difference.

"But you can practise penalty shoot-outs until the cows come home, it's really your composure, your confidence, your ability to really block everything out and forget the occasion that means you score or don't.

"Sometimes we've seen the best players miss and the ones you think are not penalty takers are the ones that smash them in."

 
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