Danny Mills

Mills & Boom: England win fantastic

Monday 10th September 2012 16:53

Hodgson: Cracked Gerrard-Lampard conundrum

Hodgson: Cracked Gerrard-Lampard conundrum

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TEAMtalk columnist Danny Mills believes Roy Hodgson cracked the Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard problem in England's win over Moldova.

Hi everyone, Danny here back with 'Mills & Boom'.

This week I've been on Sky Sports News Radio, discussing all the major talking points from the weekend's World Cup qualifiers.

This week I focus on England's performance against Moldova and how Roy Hodgson may have finally cracked the Gerrard-Lampard condundrum.

I also discuss who I think stood out against Moldova and who Roy should select for the upcoming match against Ukraine.

I finish up by discussing Scotland's qualifying chances following their 0-0 draw with Serbia.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to Danny talking about England and Scotland's World Cup qualifying performances with SSN Radio's Dave Reed.

Danny says...

On England's performance against Moldova

"It was a fantastic result. I thought they played really well and Roy Hodgson will be very pleased with the attitude, with the performance... Although it will be a tougher test against the Ukraine I think it's a great opportunity to kick-on now.

"They played at a high tempo, their passing was really crisp. They really put Moldova to the sword. Cleverley was exceptional in that number ten role floating between the midfield and attack... and Chamberlain looked very, very bright."

On Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard playing together

"They've both been restricted by previous managers... Good players can play together if they play in the right areas - Roy Hodgson is starting to put round pegs in round holes.

"[Against Moldova] Steven Gerrard played a sort of quarterback role, and that allowed Lampard to get forward like he does for Chelsea."

On who should replace injured captain John Terry, and who else should feature against Ukraine

"You presume it'll be Cahill that comes in, and he's an able deputy. Lescott came in during the Euros and did well.

"I think none of the players that started against Moldova did anything wrong and I don't think anyone that came on did well enough to force themselves into the starting fold."

On Scottish football following the draw against Serbia

"In the past, Scotland were always a fantastic footballing nation - almost comparable to England. Sadly since then, there's been a little bit of a demise of Scottish football."

"Qualifying won't be easy, and they need to get off to a good start. A win will give them a bit of momentum and will settle some of the nerves."

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