Roy: We have the firepower

2014-06-09 08:55
England manager Roy Hodgson (Supplied)
England manager Roy Hodgson (Supplied)
Cape Town - England boss Roy Hodgson is convinced his side have the 'firepower' necessary to progress past the group stages at the 2014 World Cup.

The Three Lions find themselves in one of the tougher groups in Brazil, having been drawn against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica, with their opener coming against the Azzurri on Saturday.

Hodgson's men were unable to find a way past Honduras in their final warm-up friendly ahead of the South America showpiece as the match finished goalless, although the boss believes their showings in the previous two matches (a 3-0 win over Peru and 2-2 draw against Ecuador) should leave confidence high.

"We didn't score against Honduras but we scored five goals in the games against Peru and Ecuador, so I think it would be very harsh to start casting aspersions," the England manager said.

"Daniel Sturridge is an absolute out-and-out goal scorer and we think Rickie Lambert is too.

"Of course we have got the Rooneys, Welbecks and Gerrards and Lampards, so I don't think we're short of firepower."

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