Roy Hodgson: 'We want to keep Olympic spirit going'

Hodgson: 'We want to keep Olympic spirit going'
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Roy Hodgson hopes that England can keep the successful spirit of the Olympics going by beating Ukraine tomorrow night.

England manager Roy Hodgson has said that he hopes that his team can keep the successful spirit of the Olympics going by beating Ukraine tomorrow night.

Some of Great Britain's gold medal-winning athletes will make an appearance at half-time and Hodgson has encouraged England to "tap in" to the sporting interest the nation currently has.

"[The Olympic athletes] have been such a success for the nation," Eurosport quotes Hodgson as saying. "It is terrific that they can come and be paraded at the game tomorrow.

"It is nice for us to see the British people are still prepared to get behind their athletes. We as a sporting nation have profited enormously from the Olympic Games.

"It is important now that, in our individual sports, we try to keep some of that spirit going and try to tap in to what is a great interest in the English public in top-level sport."

England started their qualifying campaign in style with a 5-0 win in Moldova.

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