Liverpool fullback Johnson: Hodgson made great England impact

Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson enjoyed playing for England coach Roy Hodgson at the Euros.

Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson enjoyed playing for England coach Roy Hodgson at the Euros.

Johnson had been impressed with the impact Hodgson had already made before England were beaten 4-2 on penalties by Italy in last night's quarter-final in Kiev.

He said: "What impact has Hodgson made? I think he has done fantastic and in such a short space of time.

"To come into the job so close to the start of a major tournament is never going to be easy in setting down your laws and the way you want things to be run.

"But I think he has gradually tried to set out what he wants to do and the lads have adapted.

"The lads have been around the game a long time so they are not stupid.

"Things are going to settle in quite quickly and I think things are looking bright for the future as long as we keep going the way we are."

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