England drew 2-2 with the Czech Republic yesterday thanks to a late Joe Cole goal, but even that couldn’t mask over a a stinker of a performance that was crapper than an old sailor’s arse.
Harry Redknapp, a Setanta pundit for yesterday’s Wembley kickabout, was less than ‘appy with England’s ropey performance, and focused in on the fact that Fab Capello was playing Stevie G on the left, a cardinal sin according to the Portsmouth gaffer. Redknapp let rip, saying:
‘That was one of the worst performances I have seen from an England team. What positives can you take from that?
‘The second half was diabolical. They didn’t look like the same players who perform week in, week out in the Premier League. What are we doing to them?
‘We have one of the finest midfielders in Steven Gerrard, he plays for Liverpool and he is like Roy of the Rovers. He shoots, he scores, he tackles. He is not a left midfielder.
‘It is unbelievable. He has to be in the centre. We are killing Gerrard.
‘I came to Wembley full of optimism. We keep chopping and changing managers and we don’t improve.
‘I’ve not seen Fabio Capello teams play worse than that. The players did not perform.
‘If Steve McClaren had been in charge of that team there would have been uproar.’ (Daily Mail)
So where to go for Fab, the real games are approaching soon and England look limp and utterly dire. Can Fab pull their socks up before the press hordes savage England even more?