Walcott surprised by 'Ronaldo' finish

Theo Walcott says finally getting a chance for England in his second major tournament has felt like "a long time coming".

He reveals that England manager Roy Hodgson didn't feel the need to issue any instructions on the touch-line.

"The manager didn't say much. They know what I can do. He said during the week: 'These next two games will be very important for you. You need to come on and make a difference.' That's all I needed to know, that he had so much trust in me."

Walcott said he had been on top shooting form in the warm-up, putting three shots into the top corners against Jack Butland but was still a bit surprised by his swerving finish for the goal.

"I thought it took a deflection, but I don't think it did when I just looked back on it. I've never had a Ronaldo swerve on a ball ever."