Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson admits England must show more ambition if they want to be successful.He was reflecting on England’s Euros dumping by Italy.
Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson admits England must show more ambition if they want to be successful.
He was reflecting on England’s Euros dumping by Italy.
Johnson admitted: “We allowed Italy too much possession and when you haven’t got the ball you are always working harder than the opposition.
“As a result, when we did get the ball, we weren’t fresh enough to cause as much damage as we would have liked.
“It’s disappointing to be going home like this. The way we were set out and worked so hard for each other meant we were always going to be hard to beat.
“But as a team, you will only go so far with defending all the time.
“There were times when we gave the ball away cheaply instead of keeping possession and making them work that bit more. We definitely need to hold on to the ball better so when we do go forward we will be a bit fresher to cause them more problems.
“A lot of the lads were quite tired, especially in the second half, so there were lapses of concentration.”