Rose: Public expect too much

Danny Rose believes the public expect too much from the England set-up.

Last Updated: 13/06/13 at 07:33 Post Comment

Danny Rose: Part of the England Under-21 squad at the European Championship

Danny Rose: Part of the England Under-21 squad at the European Championship

The current crop of Under-21s this month became the latest in a long line of teams to fall short of the nation's expectations.

The Young Lions headed into the European Championship among the favourites but became the first team to exit the competition, leaving Israel without a point.

"We haven't performed as well as we could have done, certainly not as good as we played in the group stages," Under-21 left-back Rose said.

"I know the players have been getting a bit of stick but I'd like to think we are all in it together.

"We were when we were winning, so we all should be when we are losing. It's very disappointing and very embarrassing.

"I don't know why people automatically expect England to be contending for these competitions and winning them.

"We last won the World Cup in 1966 so I don't know why people put this expectation on England at all. But there is no excuse for not winning a game.

"I think the expectation should drop a little bit, definitely."

The inquest into England's failure in Israel is well under way and could see Stuart Pearce replaced as Under-21s boss.

The former international left-back's contract expires at the end of the month and is odds on with the bookmakers to be replaced.

Asked if the players had let him down, Rose said: "Definitely. He has put his trust in a lot of players, especially me.

"We don't know if this is going to be his last game, so to not win and not get a point is a real let down for him. That's what we have done."

Jordan Henderson, Jack Butland and Andre Wisdom have all expressed their desire for Pearce to stay on, with Connor Wickham another to back him.

"Of course [I want him to stay]," the striker said. "He gave me my debut at Under-21 level a few years ago.

"Every trip I have come on he has treated me with respect and has encouraged me.

"He has kicked me up the backside a few times when I have needed it - that is what you expect from a good manager - that is what he is. I have the utmost respect for him."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou make a lot of good points, but I still find myself instinctively against anything that makes it easier for Paul Ince to get managerial roles

stevenjameshyde
No Good Reason Not To Try The Rooney Rule

W

ow, that is so noble of you Rio. You're such an amazing guy, and so handsome too. Everyone wishes they were like the fantastic Rio Ferdinand.

Petulant_Radish
Rio: No grudge with 'gent' Moyes

T

errible night all round. This was a team there for the taking yet I fail to recall their 'keeper making a notable save. Sterling decided to have his worst game ever, Coutinho only provided about two good passes all game and Balotelli continues to frustrate. The less said about the set piece defending the better. Daniel Sturridge cannot came back soon enough. The lack of a real threat in the final third is so surprising, no killer pass, not testing...

jegz1uk
A Worrying Trend Of Liverpool Lethargy

Footer 365

Transfer news: Barcelona's Dani Alves hints at move to Premier League next summer

Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves says he will be moving to the Premier League next year.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confident Danny Welbeck's finishing will only get better

Arsene Wenger says hat-trick hero Danny Welbeck showed the "instinct of a goalscorer" in Arsenal's win over Galatasaray.

European Qualifiers: Daniel Sturridge won't be in England squad, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Roy Hodgson has agreed to leave Daniel Sturridge out of his England squad.

Mail Box

Danny, Champion Of Arsenal's World

It's a Mailbox filled with Liverpool glumness, but happiness surrounding Danny, champion of Arsenal's world. Plus, can someone try and teach Balotelli the offside rule?

It Was Better When City Were Rubbish

'I think I preferred it when we were s**t' says one City fan in the afternoon mailbox. There's a decent chat about the empty seats plus views on Liverpool and Roma...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property