Alan Shearer has described England’s 2-1 defeat to Iceland as the worst performance he’s ever seen from the national team and believes Roy Hodgson was ‘making it up as he was going along’ during the tournament.
Hodgson’s side were eliminated from Euro 2016 with the shock defeat, despite Wayne Rooney giving them an early lead from a penalty.
However, Ragnar Sigurdsson equalised just two minutes later before Joe Hart’s error allowed Kolbeinn Sigthorsson to score the winner.
“That was the worst performance I’ve ever seen from an England team, ever,” Shearer told the BBC.
“From start to finish we were out-fought, out-thought, out-battled, we were totally hopeless for 90 minutes.
“I said after the three group games that I didn’t think England were good enough. I didn’t see enough in those performances.
“It looked like Roy was making it up as he was going along. He didn’t have a system, he didn’t know his best players, tactically inept.”
Shearer has also questioned why Jack Wilshere was included in the 23-man squad after an injury-hit season for Arsenal.
“We had players in the squad who didn’t deserve to be in the squad. How on earth can he pick Jack Wilshere? Hasn’t started a game, or hasn’t played 90 minutes for over a year, played 141 minutes in the season, how can he be good enough to come in and represent England.
“He brought him on [against Iceland] at half-time to try to save the game after taking him off after 50 minutes [against Slovakia] because he wasn’t good enough.
“Raheem Sterling, he’s put his neck on the line, hasn’t performed, hasn’t been playing for his team.
“Harry Kane on corners for the first game. The list is endless. From start to finish it’s been pretty hopeless.”