Post Match Analysis

England 2 Switzerland 1 read the scoreline, at the end of the match which was kinda flattering since the match deserved no goals. The English were largely responsible for the fiasco, caused due to their unsynchronized style of play.

Wes Brown was quite clearly the most embarrassing player present on the pitch accompanied with his innumerable amount of errors. Capello should see to put an early end to Brown’s international career along with the likes of Paul Robinson.

Apart from Brown, Gerrard was the most disappointing courtesy his negative approach. He acted as a bottleneck for the English offense and indulged a lot in back passes. His only sensible contribution through out the match was his match clinching assist. Jenas brought along with him his recently acquired goal scoring run at Tottenham and was rewarded with his debut international goal.

David Bentley played in the position of David Beckham, and was overall a mixed bag. He doesn’t have pace ala Wright Phillips or J Cole but has a bit more composure with the ball at his feet. Having said that, he can’t cross the ball like Beckham. So Beckham might prove to be a better choice.

Capello did resort to some weird tactics like playing Crouch alone up front with Rooney playing as a winger.  Speaking of Crouch, i think that he is the most under rated English footballer and is more often than not, criticized rather unfairly.

The public broadcaster announced Gerrard as the man of the match for reasons, incomprehensible. J Cole was by far, the best player on view, which made me wonder, as to which match the adjudicators were matching.


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