England performed well throughout the England vs Russia match but failed to convert their dominance into goals, allowing Russia to earn a late equaliser in their Euro 2016 opener in Marseille on Saturday.
The match finished at 1-1 and it was marred by violence in the stands as supporters of both sides started brawling after the final whistle.
"I think we played well but we didn't take our chances. The lads are disappointed not to get the win but we can take a lot of positives," England captain Wayne Rooney said. "We looked solid for 90 minutes. The performance was worthy of the win."
England were unable to convert possession into goals and a late sucker-punch from Russia stopped them from starting their campaign with a win.
This England side was the second-youngest to appear for England at a major tournament. Adam Lallana, Rooney and Harry Kane all got decent chances in the first half, but they did not capitalize on it.
The only goal for England was scored by Tottenham Hotspur's defensive midfielder Eric Dier in the 73rd minute. For Russia, the equalizer was netted by defender Vasili Berezutski.
"I thought we played well, in the first half I thought that was as good a performance as we are capable of giving," Hodgson told reporters.
"It feels like defeat because we were preparing to celebrate a victory and we don't have that possibility now," he added.