England boss Hodgson: It will be difficult for us to win Brazil 2014
England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that it will be difficult for any European nation to win at Brazil 2014 after their 2-2 draw against the Seleção at the weekend.
The former Liverpool boss lamented the state of the pitch as well as the humidity and claimed that the Brazilians are 'clever' to take advantage.
Hodgson told reporters: “It will be difficult. Even in winter we are seeing 33 degrees. We don’t play any games at 33 degrees heat and humidity in England.
"Second, the grass is different. There is nowhere near as much pace on the ball as you get in Europe.
"They are being very clever. They hoist the ball and are full of these little chips and lifts. It doesn’t feature in our game because our pitches don’t lend themselves to that. Also the pitch is very wide, as wide as any we have got in England or even wider."
But Hodgson hailed the display of Wayne Rooney, saying: “He has never let me down."He has not always played as brilliantly as he did against Brazil, but he is a human being.
"You put them on the pitch hoping you are going to see what I saw here but sometimes it doesn’t work out.”
Source: The Daily Star