Ahead of their friendly against France, England captain Rio Ferdinand has spoken about the difference in mentalty at his club, Manchester United, and his country.
“That mentality comes from the confidence of winning,” he said. “Winning things would help. But we [at England] have to get into the situation to win things. And the truth is, we haven’t. Finding the formula, you could say, is part of management. The manager has it at Manchester United. You look at the game on Saturday. We’re down, he sends on two attacking players and that puts you on the front foot. You respond to that. It stems from the manager, you don’t want to go into the dressing room and face him if you’ve left something on the pitch. But that said, it’s not just management. Up till now as players we’ve not done our bit. There’s no hiding from that.”