England manager Roy Hodgson has the backing of a WWE star

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England have gotten off to a winning start in their 2016 European Championships qualifying campaign thanks to their 2-0 win over Switzerland.

The victory over Switzerland has come as some good news for the England team who after a shocking World Cup performance, have seen many of their big stars finally retire.

Most notably, former England captain Steven Gerrard who retired following England's elimination from the group stages of the World Cup.

But despite an abysmal performance in Brazil, not everyone has turned their back on England manager Roy Hodgson, particularly not one WWE superstar.

Hailing from Preston, Lancashire, Wade Barrett - better known as Bad News Barrett has been speaking his mind about the England team.

During a recent interview for sportskeeda, Barrett discussed many WWE related topics, but as a Preston born football fan, he was asked about the national team.

Barrett expressed his disappointment in England's World Cup campaign but recalled the win over Switzerland claiming: "England played amazingly well. Danny Welbeck was fantastic."

He made a sly reference to fellow WWE star and Swiss native, Antonio Cesaro claiming the Swiss Superman will know all about the loss to England.

Words of praise

Finally the question of Hodgson being the right man to lead England into the upcoming Euros was raised.

Barrett said "I think Roy Hodgson is tweaking his formation and his team now, and he has started to put something together now."

There are those England fans who have lost their faith in their manager and their team, but Barrett is certainly not one of them.

He claims to still believe in Hodgson and remains optimistic that under him, the team can usher in a new era for English football.

Talking football

It must have been nice for Barrett to be asked questions away from the ring as he really sparked up a conversation about different football topics.

He regaled his favourite Preston North End days when former Manchester United manager David Moyes led them to glory.

He also revealed his love for football in Liverpool and he closely follows both Liverpool and Everton.

As a true Englishman, Barrett remains loyal to his national team and hasn't forgotten where he came from despite finding success across the Atlantic.

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