Legend Paul Scholes reckons England are shit

England players are pampered and after the “complete disaster” of their 2010 World Cup campaign have no chance of winning Euro 2012, former England midfielder Paul Scholes has claimed.

The ex-Manchester United star also hit out at managers who he believes take on the national team job for the money.

Scholes made his comments in an outspoken interview with United fanzine Red News.

“The England team these days are treated like world superstars from what they do at club level,” he said.

“I don’t think that helps when they go to England duty because they’re all mollycoddled and pampered.

“They’re treated like they’re world champions before actually being a successful team to do that.

“The England manager changes that often there can never be that stability and I think managers just go out for theEnglandjob for the money these days.”

England’s only major trophy came on home soil in the 1966 World Cup and, asked if he could see any prospect of an end to the drought, Scholes continued:

“You would always like to say ‘yes’ but at the minute, no I can’t.”

“You can go over the last four or five tournaments -England may have got to a couple of quarter-finals, but there’s nothing else to show for it and South Africa was a complete disaster.”

by Buford Balony


Join our mailing list to receive the latest news directly in your email inbox.