England players must take blame

ENGLAND Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce believes his players must take full responsibility for their abject European Championship campaign, which ended with a 1-0 defeat to hosts Israel last night.

The young Lions lost all three of their matches, scoring just one goal in the process, and Pearce believes his players are indefensible.

He said: “It’s difficult to support them over the three matches. I don’t see why I should be defending them.”