Gary Neville reckons that the Three Lions were bound to suffer
Gary Neville reckons that the Three Lions were bound to suffer a bit of failure during the transition phase that they were going through over the last 3-4 years and thus, what came off in Brazil in 2014 was not a total surprise.
Neville considers the team as more settled now and believes the results might be good in the Euros.
English could not get through the group stage in Brazil which had angered and disappointed the fans back home.
But, Neville is not of the view that anything big should have been expected off England in World Cup.
According to him, the England squad that had gone into World Cup was a group getting transitioned and had not had too much of experience of big level Football.
Neville says England is in a better position now in comparison to that time and that’s because Roy Hodgson has handled the transition as well as it could have been handled.
Neville was and is still assisting Hodgson in the English set up in spite of the fact that he has taken up a coaching job at a Spanish club.
And, having worked with Hodgson closely, he knows him quite well and he believes the boss has done the right things.
In the words of Neville, “When the team is transitioning, there are always the possibilities of disappointing results, but, you have got it give it to Roy the way he has worked after World Cup.”
“I have been with him, working as an assistant and I can remember certain conversations between me and him where some of the things that he said, they have proved absolutely correct.”
In Euro 2016, England will lock horns with Russia first up on match day 2.