Venables says Hodgson needs some England "love"

Former England coach Terry Venables says Roy Hodgson deserves praise after yesterday's draw in Brazil.

Former England coach Terry Venables says Roy Hodgson deserves praise after yesterday's draw in Brazil.

Venables told The Sun: "Roy's been around long enough to know he’s going to get stick when we have disappointing results like the draw with Ireland.

"You don’t take the England job to be loved. You do it to try to make a difference, and Roy will ultimately be judged on whether he takes us back to Brazil next year and how well we do if we make it.

"Even if he isn’t looking for it, Roy deserves a bit of love.

"Getting a draw in Brazil, and very nearly pulling off a remarkable win, is something we shouldn’t underestimate.

"Let’s enjoy it and give praise where it’s due."

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