England captain Steven Gerrard unhappy with Honduras after draw in Miami
England captain Steven Gerrard was far from happy with Honduras' approach to their 0-0 friendly draw in Miami.
Last Updated: 08/06/14 9:32pm
Wild storms off the pitch appeared on it too as a number of Honduras' players left their mark on England's players.
In a feisty encounter Honduras defender Brayan Beckeles was sent off in the second half for a second bookable offence after a reckless challenge on Leighton Baines.
None of Roy Hodgson's men were injured, but the tactics, combined with a 45-minute storm delay, left Gerrard unhappy.
"I think if you look at the chances we had the better, but we're quite frustrated," Gerrard told ITV 1.
"I'm quite frustrated. I thought the ref was poor, the game was interrupted, there was a big one in the first half and they were doing stupid fouls. There
was no rhythm, we're frustrated but relieved at no injuries.
"I thought there were some horrific tackles for a friendly. I got caught with a bad one."
Referencing when Daniel Sturridge, lying on the floor, had a ball slammed into his chest by Emilio Izaguirre in the first half , Gerrard added: "I don't understand refs seeing balls slammed into players' chests... It's a clear red card.
"But we came through with no injuries. We're frustrated, but we got a clean sheet and no injuries."
Despite playing the final 25 minutes against 10 men, England were unable to find a way through and goalkeeper Joe Hart felt they dealt well with the delay during the first half.
"I thought we were just about to slice through them and it was a great relief for them when the rain came," Hart said.
"We had to do it (the break), but we came out and got on with it."