Lampard: England showed great character against Ukraine

The Chelsea midfielder feels the Three Lions deserve credit for their performance on Tuesday night after his late penalty secured a point for Roy Hodgson's charges

Frank Lampard feels that England showed great character in its 1-1 draw with Ukraine.

The Three Lions went 1-0 down thanks to a first-half wonder strike from Yevgeni Konoplianka, but the 34-year-old struck from the penalty spot three minutes from time to earn the Three Lions a point.

The Chelsea midfielder praised the character of his teammates, and voiced his disappointment that Jermain Defoe’s goal was ruled out when the score was 0-0.

"These games are not easy and in the end getting a point is a good result considering we were 1-0 down with 10 minutes to go," Lampard told reporters.

"At the start of the game you obviously want to win it but when you consider the circumstances we had a goal disallowed, we hit the post - so in the end we showed great character to get a point.

"I thought he [the referee] pulled it back for a free kick to us, it wasn't a foul at all so we're very disappointed with that."

England now face minnows San Marino on October 12, before traveling to Warsaw four days later to square off against Poland.

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