Allardyce was confirmed as Roy Hodgson’s successor on Friday after compensation was agreed with Sunderland and he will go to work immediately on picking up the pieces of the humiliating last-16 exit.
Hodgson’s England won just one of their four matches in France and hit a new nadir in their knockout defeat to Iceland, but 61-year-old Allardyce has vowed to bring a sense of pride back to both the team and the fan-base.
And he wants this summer’s disappointment to provide the fuel.
“I think first and foremost it’s about regaining, perhaps, a bit of confidence they have lost after the Euros,” he said in an in-house interview with FATV.
“Let’s get started from day one. Let’s put that to bed, let’s start delivering, gain from the experience that you gained at the Euros.
“It’s a very bitter experience as we all know but that inner drive…players should keep, they should hold it and use it as a positive, say ‘we don’t want to experience that again’.
“We going to get into the qualifiers, try to qualify for the World Cup and when we go next time we’re better prepared, I think mentally, to succeed.”
Video interview credit: FATV.
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