Roy Hodgson: 'I'm not feeling the pressure'

Hodgson: 'I'm not feeling the pressure'
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England boss Roy Hodgson insists that he is not feeling the strain of the job despite his expletive-laden outburst at the media after the 1-0 win over Norway.

England boss Roy Hodgson is adamant that he is not cracking under pressure of the job following his outburst at the media.

The 67-year-old was vociferous in defence of his side's performance in their 1-0 win over Norway, after the Three Lions were criticised for having just two shots on target in the match at Wembley.

However, Hodgson has insisted that his behaviour was normal in the press conference despite the use of a swear word.

He told reporters: "That's ridiculous. Goodness me. What sort of world are we living in? Listen, I'm a football coach. I worked most of my life, up to the age of 25, in England. I played in the non-league with dockers whose every other word was a swear word.

"They didn't even know they were swearing because they didn't know any other words. I wasn't arguing with anybody. I was making my points. It was put strongly - yes, I'll accept that. I will put the message forward quite strongly, even a little bit aggressively, sometimes.

"But there was no need for me to be upset by anybody and there was no ill-feeling. I swear all the time. I swear in front of my wife - I never used to when I was a kid but I do now, so there you go. It's 2014. People swear - and I swear."

England face Switzerland in their first match of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Monday.

 England captain Wayne Rooney tries to tackles Danny Welbeck during a England training session before the international friendly match against Norway at London Colney on September 1, 2014
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