ORGANISATION MATTERS TO ROY HODGSON
England head coach Roy Hodgson has expressed "surprise" at midfielder Scott Parker questioning whether the qualities shown against France will be sufficient to win Euro 2012.
Parker was interviewed after the 1-1 draw in Donetsk and said: "The one thing we showed was a lot of heart and commitment.
"Whether that wins you tournaments, I don't know."
Hodgson defended the approach of his team which limited the chances created by France although England seldom posed a threat themselves.
He said: "I'm surprised Scott questioned how far it (heart and commitment) would take us.
"I can understand he said we showed a lot of heart and commitment but I thought he would have said that in a positive way.
"There is no doubt all tournaments are won by teams that are very well organised, very much together, very committed to the cause.
"We've seen many times in the past that teams that haven't been at all fancied at the start have used these qualities to go far and sometimes win the tournament."
Hodgson added: "I think we always show ambition when we play. We didn't lack ambition in the last game but every game is different, every game poses a different threat.
"I'm hoping tomorrow we will have more of the ball in the important areas and hope we will pose a lot of questions for the Swedish defence."
Hodgson also believes the England players are not lacking in technique compared to some of their rivals in the tournament.
He said: "I would definitely question any suggestitons that we are lacking in any way or our players are not technically good enough.
"The Premier League is regarded widely as a very good league and a very technical league and we have some of the best players in that league."
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