Roy Hodgson: My best night – but we must stay grounded

Sunday 27 Mar 2016

Roy Hodgson says that England’s comeback victory over Germany in Berlin is his best result while in charge of the national team – but wants nobody to get carried away.

The Three Lions came from two goals down at the Olympiastadion to win 3-2, with Eric Dier’s injury-time header sealing victory.

Germany 2-3 England

International friendly
Olympiastadion, Berlin
7.45pm (GMT) Saturday 26 March

When pressed as to whether he has enjoyed a better memory during his four years in charge, Hodgson admitted he had not – but warned players, fans and media against overstating the significance of the result.

“It's a strange thing to say, but you always hope that your best night is ahead of you,” said the England boss.

“It's a strange thing but I'm a bit worried about having 'best nights' because I'm rather hoping there's still one or two to come.

Watch England's Berlin heroes react to Saturday's victory 

“Best one so far? I think I'll give you that one – but it's a friendly match and one must always be careful trying to attach too much importance.

“What worries me now, quite frankly, is that, whilst enjoying this night and admitting reluctantly that it is my best night with England so far, all of the criticisms we've had in the past will suddenly get forgotten for a moment and we get lifted up.

“This is a team that is definitely work in progress. Let's not get carried away. Let's make certain that we keep these players with their feet on the ground and keep them humble. Most importantly, I want them hungry and to keep learning.”

By Jim Lucas in Berlin