Roy Hodgson admitted that his team lacked creativity in the 2-1 loss against Netherlands.
This defeat comes as a shock to the national team, which has been getting such good results of late. It was only a few days ago that they managed to beat world champions Germany in a friendly match. Confidence was high coming into the game against Netherlands, who have failed to qualify for the Euro 2016. The poor form of the Dutch team may have made the England team complacent, but Hodgson tried to focus on the performances. He was unhappy with the fewer number of chances his team created.
Hodgson admitted that there was no creativity or threat that was visible from the team in the win over Germany, telling the Casino und sport website that England need to create more chances if they are going to become European Champions.
England produced a superb performance to come back from 2-0 down to win the game 3-2 against reigning champions Germany. The likes of Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane maybe newcomers to the England national team, but they ripped apart the confident looking German defence. The loss also meant that England have lost their first game at Wembley since 2013. The national team will be hoping to recover quickly since there is little time left before the start of the Euro 2016.
Hodgson is unlikely to make some knee-jerk reactions to the squad selection as a result of this loss."It was nothing like the performance I was after. We weren't as intensive or incisive as we were against Germany.We weren't as creative but we had control over the game. It really is a high followed by a low.I gave a lot of different players a chance to play. I've really aired the squad, if you like.Hopefully that might be to my advantage in the future, when I am thinking about players and thinking about making decisions," said Hodgson.