In the clear light of day, realisation of what happened last night in France hits home. We were defeated by Iceland, they scored twice against us, and we scored a penalty.
After four minutes there was euphoria, it lasted one minute. Then come their first goal, a result of a long throw that is a trademark of Gunnarsson, something we should have been guarding against. Then it began, we looked shaky, worried, unable to cope. Twelve minutes later, Joe Hart made yet another mistake. We were 2-1 behind and had 78 minutes to adress the situation. Against a nation of 300,000, our highly paid stars lost the plot, for many it was a great display from a footballing ‘minnow’. For the English it was an embarrassment, like no other experienced in my lifetime.
It can’t be all Roy’s fault, or can it?
There is no real point in writing an analysis of the game here, it’s just sorrowful.
Attention should instead be turned to what on earth we do now, who should take charge, how should we play and how do we get out of what, on paper, should be a team capable of performing in tournaments.
Glenn Hoddle with Eileen Drury must be a better bet than Gareth Southgate