Roy Hodgson: 'England have similar style to Germany'

 Manager Roy Hodgson of England looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014
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Roy Hodgson believes that England's style is not too dissimilar to the one adopted by World Cup winners Germany.

Roy Hodgson has insisted that England have a similar style to World Cup winners Germany, despite their poor performance this summer in Brazil.

After failing to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup, Hodgson has claimed that it is personnel, rather than a certain approach, which is preventing England from challenging the likes of Joachim Low's side.

"I don't see the vast amount of difference between how we try and the way Germany try to play," Hodgson told Sky Sports News. "Now, there is a major difference between the 11 players in the German shirt and the 11 players in the England shirt.

"But if we are talking about how they attack and build up their attacks, or how they keep possession and seek for openings when they have got the ball, I don't see a vast amount of difference in philosophy or style."

England return to action in a friendly against Norway on September 3.

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring for England against the Republic of Ireland on May 29, 2013.
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