Noel Gallagher has delivered a damning assessment of the current state of the England national side, claiming they are ‘cast as far away into the wilderness as they’ve ever been.’
England endured a disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, miserably failing to pick up a single victory as Roy Hodgson’s men fell at the group stages.
They have since recovered well to top their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 100 per cent record to date, but Gallagher isn’t convinced any improvements have been made since the debacle in Brazil.
“England are as far away cast into the wilderness as they’ve ever been. I don’t see anything moving forward,” the rock star told the Sports Bar.
“I don’t think 11 English lads will ever be better than 11 German lads, it’s been proven. They go from these young lads who are surrounded by world superstars, who make them look twice the players they actually are, to the national team.”
Hodgson has gone some way to answering his critics following the woes of last summer, but uncertainty regarding his long-term future still remains.
Many believe that, because he is now 67, the FA will look for a successor after the European Championship finals in France, and Gallagher can see a foreign manager, like previous appointments Sven Goran-Eriksson and Fabio Capello, being considered again.
He added: “I don’t think he [Hodgson] will get one [deal]. There’s another crossroads coming.
Check out the current collection and offers from Pretty Green here.