Euro 2016: Sheffield Wednesday hero Chris Waddle slams 'no good, pampered' England flops

Former England star Chris Waddle launched a scathing attack on the current England squad following defeat to Iceland
Former England star Chris Waddle launched a scathing attack on the current England squad following defeat to Iceland
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Chris Waddle launched a scathing attack on England's Euro 2016 flops after their embarrassing exit at the hands of Iceland.

Roy Hodgson resigned as manager following the defeat to the impressive and passionate Icelanders, a game in which England took the lead through a Wayne Rooney penalty.

Chris Waddle won 62 England caps

Chris Waddle won 62 England caps

Following that early opener, Hodgson's side folded almost immediately; conceding an equaliser to Ragnar Sigurdsson’s just two minutes later before Joe Hart let a Kolbeinn Sigthorsson effort squeeze in.

From there, England never really looked like scoring, producing a display completely lacking in creativity with basic errors littering a shocking performance.

Sheffield Wednesday legend Waddle, speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, was furious when offering his post-match assessment with only Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford escaping the wrath of the 62-times-capped former winger.

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A dejected Gary Cahill troops off as England crash out of the European Championships at the hands of Iceland

A dejected Gary Cahill troops off as England crash out of the European Championships at the hands of Iceland

“The best player going forward for England was Rashford and what did he play, five minutes? He took the ball, he ran at defenders, he committed himself… If he does that in training and you play a guy who’s got no confidence, why doesn’t he (Hodgson) start Rashford?

"To me, they (Iceland) are an honest, genuine 1980s football team; 4-4-2, not bothered about possession, hit the ball forward, set-pieces, old school. England can’t deal with that.

“They may say they drew with Portugal, but Portugal had six or seven chances compared to England’s one. England don’t even have the chance to say when they walk off the field, ‘we were sloppy in front of goal again’. You weren’t, you didn’t even create anything, nothing.”

Waddle, who was in England's 1988 European Championships squad, as well as the World Cup in 1986 and 1990, went on to describe the current crop of players as 'pampered'.

“We haven’t got leaders,” he said. “They’re all pampered, they’re all just headphones, they don’t communicate, they don’t communicate on the pitch or off the pitch, you can’t get anything out of them. That’s why we’re no good.

“They’re a proper team, Iceland; I don’t rate them as a football team. I would never pay to watch them but I tell you something, they’ve got a great camaraderie and that answers a lot. We just go through the motions and, at the end of the tournament it’ll be, ‘we’re getting ready for Russia’. Good luck!”