–Hodgson describe World Cup as career’S biggest
Roy Hodgson believes managing England at the FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of his career and is determined to succeed in Brazil.
The 66-year-old replaced Fabio Capello in May 2012 after the Italian tendered his resignation, and Hodgson successfully guided England to the football’s showpiece tournament without losing a game.
Hodgson – who managed Switzerland at the 1994 tournament – was in charge for England’s UEFA Euro 2012 campaign, but he feels leading his country at the World Cup will surpass that moment.
“Yes, I suppose it is (the biggest moment of my career),” he said. “Going to the Euros was previously the biggest, they’re both superb tournaments.
“Going into this tournament, I’ve been with the players for two years, I feel more at home; everyone’s aware of what is needed. We’re determined not to let the opportunity slip by.”
Hodgson reiterated his belief that he has chosen a squad capable of competing at the World Cup, and insisted there will be no excuses for failure from himself or captain Steven Gerrard.