Former England boss Fabio Capello has slammed the national team for their ”loser culture”.
The Italian was the Three Lions boss between 2008-2012 and led the nation to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
During that tournament England played an unattractive brand of football even though they had been the heavy pre-tournament favorites to win their group.
They ended up drawing games against the United States and Algeria before a win against Slovenia allowed them to advance to the last-16 as group runners-up behind the US.
The English were completely outplayed and lost their last-16 clash against Germany 4-1.
Though England have always had team’s laden with talent, they have always struggled to deliver in major tournaments and the last time that they won a major tournament dates back to 1966 when they lifted the World Cup on home soil.
The 71-year-old Capello said: “The other teams get on with it and win. They don’t come up with these excuses. They’re losers’ excuses.
“The shirt of the national team can weigh down heavily on a player’s shoulders.
“It’s not a sacrifice, it’s not a prison. These are all things people make up in the wake of defeats.”
After leaving his job as England boss, Capello went on to manage Russia between 2012-15 and he most recently managed Chinese club Jiangsu Suning.