The Manchester United defender admits the Three Lions were left frustrated at conceding an equaliser in Podgorica, which leaves them two points behind the leaders in Group HChris Smalling admits England are "very disappointed" by the 1-1 draw in Montenegro, despite having dominated the game.
Wayne Rooney capped a confident start from the Three Lions by heading in a Steven Gerrard corner on six minutes, but Dejan Damjanovic scrambled home a deserved equaliser for the hosts after they rallied well in the second half.
Smalling believes it was a failure to make the most of their first-half dominance which ultimately proved the undoing of Hodgson's men, telling FATV: "We're very disappointed because we felt we played very well in the first half and controlled the game.
"But there are some disappointed heads because it was a scrappy goal. We dominated in every position but it's a shame we just couldn't get that second goal to kill off the game."
The draw leaves Montenegro two points clear at the top of Group H with four matches remaining.