England Sealing The World Cup Spot Is Roy Hodgson’s Proudest Moment

“Next summer’s World Cup in Brazil would be my proudest moment in football”, said Roy Hodgson. This was after England confirmed their World Cup spot in Brazil after their victory over Poland at Wembley.

Wayne Rooney and Captain Steven Gerrard scored the goals which was enough to ensure that England topped Group H.

A few facts about Roy Hodgson:-

* Started his managerial career with Halmstad in Sweden in 1979 and won two Championships.

* Took Switzerland to the 1994 World Cup and Euro 96 in England.

* Guided Inter Milan to the UEFA Cup final in 1997, which ended in defeat to Schalke.

* In 1998, he managed Blackburn Rovers into European competition for the first time since 1995.

* Hodgson won the Danish Superliga title with Copenhagen in 2001.

* In 2010, he took Fulham into the Europa League final,

* Was appointed as England manager in 2012.

England had beaten San Marino and Moldova a few days ago. But, two excellent performances against Montenegro and Poland ensured that Three Lions qualified for the World Cup.

Hodgson admitted that he wasn’t very sure that England would qualify and is now relieved that the team didn’t let the country down.

“Everyone feels the pressure because the victory is important to so many people. Everytime Poland crossed the halfway line, my heart skipped a beat. That should give you an indication as to how much I care for the team”, Hodgson said.

“England is huge footballing nation. So many fans are desperate to watch England taking part and do well in a World Cup. We knew that the burden was on our shoulders to assure the fans that we won’t disappoint them”, he added.

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