England boss McClaren still confident of qualifying for Euro2008

McClaren said: “My job is to make sure England reach Euro 2008.

“I am still confident we will be there. A lot of people said this was going to be a very hard game. The atmosphere is intense, Israel have a very good home and a lot of people said a draw would be a fair result.

“If we had won the game 1-0, everyone would have said it was a typical away performance in international football.

“I have been involved in many like that. Unfortunately, tonight, we didn’t get the goal.

“We have scored once in five games so you can see where the problem is.

“But we still have seven games to play. The ultimate aim is qualification and I am confident the players in our dressing room are good enough to get us there.”