Walcott: We have to be proud

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott believes Roy Hodgson's England team can be proud of their achievements in the 2016 Euro qualifying campaign.

The Three Lions maintained their 100 per cent record in the qualifiers after recording a 2-0 victory over Estonia on Friday night, making nine wins from nine.

They will have the chance to continue their impressive run in the European qualifiers when they take on Lithuania in Vilnius on Monday evening.

Walcott says the England players can be proud of themselves, and also had words of praise for Hodgson's backroom team.

"We have to be proud of ourselves," Walcott said. "Having nine wins after the disappointment from the World Cup and bouncing back the way the players have done – the backroom staff have changed things and things are working for us.

"This team is definitely hungry and eager to do well."

He added: "We want to make it 10 on Monday night. It is a nice little thing to have – we want to win every game but we will be more tested in these friendlies coming up (against France and Spain next month) and everyone wants to win competitions and make this country proud.

"There are some young, eager faces in that dressing room who are keen to do well but we are only going to be judged when it comes to tournament football."

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