Olsson lauds Hodgson
Sweden's Jonas Olsson has backed Roy Hodgson to get the best out of the England squad at Euro 2012.
Last Updated: 13/06/12 5:58pm
Sweden defender Jonas Olsson has backed Roy Hodgson to get the best out of the England squad at Euro 2012.
Under Hodgson's tactical guidance, England earned a creditable draw against France in their opening game.
And having played under the former Switzerland manager at West Brom, the Sweden international is familiar with his style, which he is now seeing replicated by England.
"The way England played against France is very similar to the way Roy Hodgson set the team up at West Brom," said Olsson.
"It's an organised team, they defend well and are good on the counter-attack with the pace they have upfront from (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, (Danny) Welbeck and (Theo) Walcott.
"Roy is a top, top coach. I really enjoyed the time under him at West Brom. He is experienced and is good at inspiring players, and he is a very nice man as well."
He added: "That is important, that you connect with someone you are working with on a personal level as well and have that respect for him.
"That respect will make you go those extra yards for him and I'm sure the England players will feel the same."