England boss McClaren: Euro 2008 qualifying campaign back on track

McClaren said: “We have five games left and four of them are at Wembley.

“We’ve already shown that Wembley can be a fortress.

“We have looked a team over the last few performances. It’s in our hands – if we win our games we’ll qualify.”

He added: “We knew before the game it was going to be tough – we warned the players and warned the people.

“They kept going to the end, even when they were 3-0 down. They have great spirit.

“We competed and we knew eventually they would tire. We got that first goal and then the rewards came in the second half.

“We’ve gained a lot over the last two and a half weeks. Friday gave us a lot of confidence and belief which we showed tonight.”