Hodgson: I have what it takes to lead England

The former West Brom boss is certain he is up to the task of guiding the Three Lions to success at the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
England manager Roy Hodgson believes he is more than capable of coaching the Three Lions at the highest level.

The 64-year-old's appointment as national team manager came as a surprise to some, with the former West Brom boss beating favorite Harry Redknapp to the post.

Despite remaining undefeated since his arrival as England boss, Hodgson has received criticism claiming he doesn’t have the managerial capabilities to propel the Three Lions back into the frame as one of the world’s best international sides.

"The FA chose the man they wanted for the job. Luckily that was me and I was more than happy to accept it," he told Sky Sports. "I don't comment about what's written about me. I try to do my job and rely on the fact I've been doing it for 36 years and am looking forward to doing it for a few more years in the future."

The former Liverpool and Inter boss has put his side’s recent success down to the wealth of young talent that has graduated from the Three Lions’ Under-21 side.

"All teams need to know that, even if they've had an excellent generation of players, there's something coming along that will replace them and put players in the team under pressure," he said. "It does give me great pleasure, but I have to be pleased with the older guard as well.

"John Terry and Joleon Lescott in particular were very good against a Swedish team that can ask a lot of questions. In midfield, Steven Gerrard gave another captain's performance."

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