‘Apart from Rashford, everybody else looks petrified’

Date published: Monday 9th October 2017 10:25

England players can learn from Marcus Rashford, according to Ian Wright.

The Three Lions reached the end of their qualifying campaign on Sunday with an underwhelming 1-0 victory over Lithuania. We rated each player in a new-look starting XI.

Many believe Gareth Southgate’s side have little chance of making an impact at Russia next summer however.

John Nicholson believes that fans must lower their expectations of the national team, and Ian Wright has concluded that only one player does not look fearful in an England shirt.

“I personally feel that what he should be trying to concentrate on now with England now we’re there is to pass the ball forward more,” Wright told ITV. “Players are playing with fear.

“We’re talking about a kind of generation of players that from academy all the way up to first-team, there’s hardly any pressure put on them. The most pressure these guys get is when they play for England.

“When you look at the way we used to qualify out of this group, I can’t remember any game where we’ve played expansive, or not even expansive, just a positive game of football. People getting forward, having shots.

“Apart from Rashford, everybody else looks petrified.”

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