The Lost Boys: England Have Winning Mentality To Lose World Cup
In their final friendly before the big boy games, England defeated Peru 3-0 at Wembley.
This result, of course, no matter how expected it was, fueled wildly delusional assessments of the Poms' prospects in the World Cup.
Thankfully, striker Daniel Sturridge was a voice of reason:
|For everyone it is not about going there [Brazil] to make the numbers up," he told ITV. "I am a winner and the players are winners -- it doesn't mean we are going to win it out there but we are winners.|
I am a winner. The players are winners. We are winners. It doesn't mean we are going to win.
Winners. Who are losers.
That sounds about right.
Yes, the long-suffering, ban-inspiring hooligan nation can look forward to the usual fare: Steven Gerrard's honest but fruitless toil, Wayne Rooney's hairplugs exerting more effort than his feet, Roy Hodgson pretending to own a chair ... Moments of brilliance -- like Sturridge's gem against Peru -- promise to be few and far between.
Indeed, one can reasonably argue that the finest moment in the Three Lions' Cup campaign has already happened: