Fabio Capello refused to blame Robert Green following England’s 1-1 draw with USA.
The West Ham keeper’s error shortly before half-time allowed a tame drive from Clint Dempsey to slip through his grasp, drawing the Americans level.
Steven Gerrard had put England in front as early as the fourth minute, but they were unable to force a further breakthrough despite dominating for long periods.
Capello was relatively upbeat afterwards and claimed he was happy with the performance from his side.
“We created a lot of chances,” he said.
“We played a good game but one mistake and they scored one goal. It was a good performance from the team. We hope next time we will be more lucky.”
Capello also refused to compound Green’s woes by revealing whether or not he would retain his place in the side for England’s next game against Algeria on Friday.
“Sometimes a forward misses a goal and sometimes the keeper makes a mistake, this is football,” he added.
“The second half he played very well.”
Capello also has concerns over the fitness of Ledley King.
The Tottenham centre-half started against America but was replaced at half-time by Jamie Carragher.
Capello insists the problem is not serious, but refused to say whetehr he thought King would be fit to play against Algeria.
“Probably he can play,” added the Italian.
“It’s only a little problem.”