Stranzl criticises Lions' unity
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Austrian defender Martin Stranzl has criticised England's team ethic.
Austrian defender Martin Stranzl has criticised England's team ethic ahead of the sides' World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Stranzl acknowledged the individual quality at the disposal of head coach Sven Goran Eriksson but believes England have a "problem in the head".
"I think their biggest problem is that they are good individually but they really don't approach every game like a team," said the 25-year-old.
"They think all the time that they are good enough and that the England team is so good that they don't make mistakes.
"But they do make mistakes and when they do they don't help each other out.
"They have a problem in the head and if they sorted that out then they would play much better football."
The Stuttgart defender cited the example of England's late loss to France in the European Championship last year as an indication that many of The Three Lions are not team players.
"You saw it in the  European Championships against France.
"They played very good but in the end France got back in the game because not every England player helped each other out - that's the big red mark on their game."