After the defeat to Iceland in the second round of the 2016 European Championship, termed as England’s lowest moment in sport, the Three Lions’ keeper Joe Hart has stated that they deserve all the bashing coming their way.
England were second best in the match as they lost 1 – 2 to exit the tournament and Hart admits they have to take all the blame.
He was particularly below par in the game and at blame for the second goal and the Manchester City keeper admits as much and with the manager Roy Hodgson having stepped down after the loss, Hart says the next man in the job will have a tough task.
“As a group it is down to us. All the plans are put in place, we knew everything about Iceland – but ultimately we didn’t perform. Personally I didn’t perform.
“It’s not a question of wanting it, there’s nothing we want more – they are just words though. We were in a good place but we haven’t done it.
“We will get a lot of flak and we deserve it. We will learn from this and try and bring English football back to where it belongs. We have put it in a low place.
“We just couldn’t find a way back into the game. The next manager has a tough job on his hands. We worked hard but with no success. That is how this team will be remembered.” He said.