The England game was a pretty depressing affair, primarily because the exact opposite of what I was expecting happened. I wasn’t at all optimistic beforehand but when you take a step back and look at it they played pretty well individually. The problem was there was no real gameplan on how to open up the US once we’d conceded.
Very annoying because Capello was lauded as the best coach in the world before the tournament, why we just persisted in running down blind alleys was the big mystery. So frustrating because the Amercians looked very limited.
If you look at the talent in the England side we are no worse than the Germans and yet they were dazzling. A strong, committed, energetic team with a plan. They have probably been the most impressive of all the teams I’ve seen so far.