As pointed out here, English media was nothing short of stupid in hoping that their stars (or “Golden Generation” in their words) are going to lift WC ’06!! Probably 2 players in their team would make it to the world team – John T and Steven G…Even that’s a stretch!! (Rooney is yet to mature – he is almost invisible in many games!!!…give him time!! He isn’t even close to being top notch yet).
If English media thinks Premiership is a guage of English National Team’s ability – they are…well, stupid! English Clubs are doing well in the last 2 yes – no doubt.
Except Brazil – no single team had the potential to win…Brazil didn’t perform…it became a open competition!! Germany, France and Italy (in that order) came out in flying colours given their capacity! England – as usual, very ordinary to watch and that’s all one could expect.
“Golden Generation” of English football?!?! – Are you kidding me?