The Three Lions currently lie 15th, their worst position since 2008, but the defender dismissed the notions the national game is in turmoil after the failures of the younger sides
It marks their lowest ranking since 2008 and comes shortly after the Under-21 and Under-20 sides struggled in their respetive European Championship and World Cup campaigns during June.
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"I don't think that at all," he told the Evening Standard. "When things go well with England, you get the pats on the back. When they don't go well it is like the end of the world.
"For the younger age groups it is about the importance of tournament experience. Whether you do well or badly, you take positives from it.
"And I wouldn't read too much into the slip in the rankings.
"No one from our side was going that crazy when we were third. But all of a sudden, we are 15th and supposed to be all over the place. That is not the case at all."