Hodgson happy with Oslo win
England manager Roy Hodgson was overall pleased with the performance of his charges in their 1-0 win over Norway.
Ashley Young earned the Three Lions their first win over the Norwegians since 1980 with a clinical finish after only nine minutes.
And Hodgson saw many positives in the display.
"It was a great start for us to win here in Norway," he said on ITV.
"We had three days tough training and I was a bit concerned about the fatigue factor, with one or two of the players feeling muscles, but that's because we've been working so hard in training.
"But it's a fantastic start to my time in charge because it's not often you get a result in Norway.
"At times we could have been a bit more positive, but that's something we've got to work on.
"But we've started sowing a few seeds and by the time the Euros come around we should have done a bit more work."
The only concerns for Hodgson were fitness issues for Scott Parker and Gareth Barry, something the England manager will monitor.
"Scott's been okay," he said. "We wanted to give him a bit longer that 45 minutes but at the moment there's no reaction.
"Gareth Barry worried me a bit more, he did feel his groin so we'll have to get that scanned.
"If it's serious that will give me something to think about as we don't have much time left."
Young is hoping he caught Hodgson's eye ahead of Euro 2012 after linking up with Andy Carroll in attack.
"I think I did all right," he said. "I took the goal well.
"It was tough out there but it's all about preparing for the Euros now and it was good to get a win.
"I've just got to keep putting on a performance and we'll see what happens when it comes to the Euros.
"I think it went well with Andy Carroll. We've worked on the partnership during training and there were a few good combinations between us."
Young also believes Hodgson's arrival has had a positive effect after a short time together.
"We got the win," he said. "This game and next week's game is all about preparing.
"We've only been together with the new manager for a few days but I think it's gone okay so far."