Euro 2016: Need more goals, says England coach Roy Hodgson

Jun 27, 2016, 07:19 IST | AFP

Chantilly (France): Roy Hodgson fears an embarrassing Euro 2016 exit unless England buck up their ideas in front of goal ahead of their clash with Iceland.

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

Emerging unbeaten in Group B was not without its frustrations given the Three Lions' last-gasp win against Wales was book-ended by frustrating draws against Russia and Slovakia. That inability to find the net saw England progress as runners-up, meaning the likes of France, Spain and Germany could now block their path to the final."I'm happy with the work they're doing," Hodgson said of his attackers.

"I am just unhappy that the dominance is not leading to the goals. "Obviously we have to be better in that area and everyone knows it because if we don't score goals we can't continue in the competition. It's no good. You don't get prizes for possession, you don't get prizes for the most corners, you don't get prizes for having the best of the play. You get prizes if you win.

"And really our performance against Wales was no better than against Slovakia or Russia. In many areas it perhaps wasn't even as good. But we won so that was a great game. That's how it is.

"We know that. It's very simple: if we don't win now, we go home. So we had better start taking chances."

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