England was definetely humiliated by the Tie-Land performance yesterday as their hope for Euro 2008 was being washed out in the rain that fell at Wembley stadium before the game. This is England’s first failure to qualify for the finals of a major tournament since missing out on the World Cup in America in 1994.
It was a nightmare for the coutry who claims as the home of football. With a team consist of multi-millions pounds players, Steve McClaren not be able to make them qualify to Austria and Switzerland next summer.
The most talented players with big name like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, David Beckham, Joe Cole and the promising youth stars in Juleon Lescott and Micah Richards looks like hopeless and playing without any motivation and guidance.
The England performance last night reminds me of Newcastle United when we lost against Pompey.
The England players are playing without guidance, while their manager is just sitting down without doing anything or giving any further instructions of how to keep the game alive and even to win it.
It looks like they are satisfied enough with a draw, and think of they are already qualified.
The Telegraph reporting that members of the Football Association executive board are holding a meeting at 8.30am this morning to bring an end to Steve McClaren’s brief but disastrous reign as England manager.
Needing only a tie at home in its final qualifier, England allowed two quick goals, then rallied in the second half, getting an equalizer off David Beckham’s cross to Peter Crouch. But Mladen Petric scored in the 77th minute, giving Croatia a 3-2 first ever victory on Wednesday night. Croatia was never won their last three previous meeting with England at Wembley.