England lacked creativity – Hodgson

England walk off after losing to the Netherlands

England boss Roy Hodgson said he was disappointed by his side’s lack of creativity in their 2-1 defeat by the Netherlands at Wembley.

The loss came three days after England produced a thrilling comeback from two goals down to beat Germany 3-2.

“It was nothing like the performance I was after,” said Hodgson. “We weren’t as intensive or incisive as we were against Germany.

“We weren’t as creative but we had control over the game.”

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England slipped to a first defeat at Wembley since November 2013 despite taking the lead through Jamie Vardy – the 100th goal of Hodgson’s tenure.

The Leicester striker finished off a well-worked team move to add to his backheel goal against Germany.

But Vincent Janssen scored from the spot after Danny Rose’s handball before Luciano Narsingh scored the Dutch winner 13 minutes from time.

Hodgson thought the decision to penalise Rose was harsh, and felt Phil Jagielka was fouled in the build-up to the winning goal.

“I think we were hard done by,” he said. “I don’t think we deserved to lose the game, the way the two decisions went against us.”

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Hodgson will name his Euro 2016 squad on 12 May, 10 days before England face Turkey in a friendly at Etihad Stadium. They then host Australia on 27 May at the Stadium of Light.

And Hodgson felt the two matches against Germany and the Netherlands had helped him learn more about his players.

“I gave a lot of different players a chance to play. I’ve really aired the squad, if you like,” said Hodgson.

“Hopefully that might be to my advantage in the future, when I am thinking about players and thinking about making decisions.”

England will face Russia, Slovakia and Wales in Group B of Euro 2016, which starts on 10 June.

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