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England boss Roy Hodgson: 'Preparation will be vital for Euro 2016'

England boss Roy Hodgson claims that many factors can affect how well the team do in next summer's European Championships, but insists that preparation is vital.

England manager Roy Hodgson has claimed that many factors will affect the team's chances in next summer's European Championships in France.

The Three Lions secured their place in the finals with a comfortable 6-0 win over San Marino on Saturday.

When asked by reporters about England's chances at Euro 2016, Hodgson claimed that it could depend on whether they get the backing they need from the Football Association and the Premier League.

"It will all depend on the year ahead - how we continue what we see as an improvement, how much backing we get for some of our ideas from the FA and possibly the Premier League - it would be nice if they didn't fall upon deaf ears - but also it depends on the mentality of the players," Hodgson said in a press conference.

"If you lose the first game for whatever reason you are immediately on the back foot so a lot of things have to click into place, but the one thing I know we will do is we will be as well prepared as possible, no details left to chance, so when the players go into the first game they will feel ready for the task."

England will take on Switzerland at Wembley tomorrow night.

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