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Euro2016: England personnel changes not reason for Slovakia draw - Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted that his team selection was not the reason behind the goalless draw against Slovakia on Monday night.

Hodgson has attracted criticism for making six changes to his starting eleven for the last game of Group B.

The failure to claim three points in the game resulted in England finishing the group as runners-up behind Wales, which is seen as a major disappointment for the Three Lions, but Hodgson suggests the players he used performed well and cannot be blamed for the scoreless stalemate.

"I never have regrets if the team has played well," he said.

"Maybe I'd have some regrets if we hadn't played well or hadn't controlled it. I might have had regrets if Nathaniel Clyne and Jordan Henderson hadn't been candidates for man of the match.

"I certainly would have had a few regrets if I'd given Kyle Walker or Danny Rose, who've worked unbelievably hard and have an important role to play for us, another game on the bounce and they'd got injured: that would have been something to regret.

"I look at the way the team played and I don't honestly believe any players I could have put out there would have done a lot different to the ones that actually played from the start or came on in the game.

"Where we are at fault, clearly, is we aren't taking the goal chances we are creating."


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