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Hodgson values gains above losses

Updated: 2013-11-21 07:22
By Agence France-Presse in London ( China Daily)

England manager Roy Hodgson is adamant England's achievements in 2013 should not be overshadowed by its back-to-back friendly defeats against Chile and Germany.

Hodgson's side secured a place at next year's World Cup with victories over Montenegro and Poland in October, but after losing 2-0 to Chile last Friday, it was beaten 1-0 by Germany at Wembley on Tuesday.

It was the first time since 1977 England had lost consecutive games on home turf, but Hodgson does not think the two results should tarnish memories of a year in which the Football Association celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Hodgson values gains above losses