England manager Roy Hodgson admits defeat to Netherlands has stifled his side's momentum ahead of the European Championships. Vincent Janssen and Luciano Narsingh netted in the second half to inflict upon the hosts their first home defeat since November 2013.
Jamie Vardy's second international goal in as many games had put England on course to back up their impressive win over world champions Germany. The Leicester City man capped a flowing move involving Adam Lallana and Kyle Walker to score before the break but it was a rare moment of inspiration amid a lacklustre display.
And following successive wins over France and Germany - both of whom are expected to be contenders to win Euro 2016 - the loss to Danny Blind's side sees England crash down to earth with a bump. Hodgson fears the momentum created from those wins has been lost but is confident the pre-tournament warm-up games represent an opportunity to begin confidence.
"I was more disappointed that we didn't reach the level of intensity or creativity that we did on Saturday night and our donation of possession and emanation of the ball did not lead to more goal chances," he told reporters. "That disappointed me most. I was hoping for a better performance as were the payers in front of such a fantastic crowd. It really is a high followed by a low.
"I suppose whenever you have two very good victories and you lose a game momentum is lost. I don't know quite what I can say to change that pretty obvious fact. All I can say is tonight was a different team to the one that played against France and against Germany. A lot of the players toy have not played many games of late o the task for them was a little bit harder.
"We have plenty of games to get our momentum back," added Hodgson, whose side face Turkey, Australia and Portugal before the summer finals. "Further preparation games before we go to France so there is plenty of opportunity to get our momentum back and learn from tonight' defeat."