Tottenham’s Danny Rose has said former England striker Alan Shearer was right with his recent damning assessment of the national team.
The former Newcastle frontman said that following the departure of Sam Allardyce as England manager the national team had become a “laughing stock”.
Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has stepped up to the plate and is in charge for the next four games, at least, but Rose agrees it doesn’t look great from the outside.
“It’s hard to say but I agree a bit [with Shearer], with a manager losing his job after one game,” said Rose.
“I don’t want to say it’s a mess, but it’s not nice for English football.
“It’s not good in any sense and whatever stance the FA take after the four games, I hope the next England manager will be one for the long term and help us to improve a bit in tournaments.
“Everyone, the players, the manager and all the staff, we’ve got to take it on ourselves to try to lift the opinion of English football over the next few games.”