GERRARD BETTER UNDER ROY

England midfielder Steven Gerrard has said that the team are in a much better position than they were under Fabio Capello and also on the many previous regimes. England manager Roy Hodgson took charge of the team only a few weeks ago, but he has already instilled a great belief in the team according to Steven Gerrard, who was speaking at the launch of the New Liverpool Shirt.

It has seen England go to the brink of qualification to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 after a draw against France and a thrilling 3-2 win over Sweden. The final match of the group will be against Ukraine and England are going into the game knowing that they can seal the qualification to the quarter-finals comfortably.

Ahead of the match with Ukraine, Steven Gerrard has said that the matches against France and Sweden has demonstrated the fact that England have a lot of self belief within the squad that might take them all the way through this time around. It has been in the decades since England last won major trophy at the international level. However, due to the fact that Spain are experiencing a number of problems due to injuries, there is a slight chance for England to win the Euro 2012.

‘Credit needs to be given to the whole team. The work-rate has been tremendous and at times it feels like we’re unbreakable. This has been a great platform for us but we can’t get carried away. We needed to make good the points lost against France by beating Sweden. We showed a lot of character but the disappointing thing is that, after going a goal up and completely controlling the first half, I felt we shouldn’t have needed to,’ said Gerrard. Gerard also said that the tactics shown by Roy Hodgson has been the highlight of the tournament so far for England.

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