Roy Hodgson: 'English referees are the best in Europe'

Hodgson: 'English referees are the best in Europe'
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West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson praises the standard of refereeing in the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson believes that the refereeing standard in the Premier League is "the best in Europe".

Top-flight officials have been the subject of criticism in recent weeks, with the likes of Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez and Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes bemoaning poor decisions.

Hodgson has no such complaints, however, and has praised the standard of refereeing.

"I think the referee standard is probably the best in Europe. We've got no complaints at all. Our games have been refereed very well. I never go into games worrying about the refereeing. I only concern myself with the team's performance," Hodgson told Sky Sports News.

"Of course, the ref will make a mistake now and again, especially when you judge the situation 100 times with slo-mo cameras. I would be the last one to suggest it's due to incompetence. Refs do make mistakes but you see players making them as well."

West Brom currently sit 13th in the Premier League.

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