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14 Sep 2013 01:01:52

Hodgson makes peace with Lineker

England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed he has made peace with Gary Lineker.

The second-highest goalscorer in England history made some pointed criticisms of Hodgson's team during Tuesday's 0-0 draw in Ukraine that caused immense irritation.

Although Lineker subsequently backtracked and insisted he was right behind the England chief, he remained of the belief the Three Lions showed a startling inability to retain possession.

However, Lineker indicated on Friday he had spoken to Hodgson.

And, speaking to talkSPORT on Friday evening, the England manager confirmed tensions had now eased.

"I have no problem with Gary at all," said Hodgson.

"I have known him a long time and I understand him as well.

"Reflection changes things and makes us look at other aspects of a performance.

"I am looking at the criticism that we didn't attack as well as we could. I am accepting that as fair criticism.

"Gary is saying we defended well and the discipline is good."


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