Fabio Capello's men wilted under pressure...Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes England's World Cup 2010 flops can learn how to handle pressure from winners Spain.
Fabio Capello's men endured a disastrous campaign in South Africa, while Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the final to claim the trophy. A number of the Three Lions star men, including Steven Gerrard, talked about the expectations from fans affecting performance but this excuse wasn't accepted by 33-times capped Wright.
Writing in The Sun, Wright said: "They [Spain] showed how to play under pressure at a major tournament, which is something the England boys clearly need to learn.
"We were poor at these finals. An embarrassment even.
"Our big stars, who wow us and the world week in, week out in the Premier League, simply did not turn up.
"Three Lions skipper Steven Gerrard admitted after our depressing opening draws against the USA and Algeria that his squad were feeling the heat and struggling to perform under the pressure.
"Then last week Alex Ferguson said Wayne Rooney's poor show in South Africa was down to the weight of expectation on him.
"The Manchester United manager clearly knows his striker the best. But I do not accept the pressure on Rooney and his England team-mates was greater than on Spain."