WHEN will the reality sink in that England just aren’t good enough to win a major tournament? The honest truth is that England are going backwards fast – and things look like getting worse.

After tonight’s boring goal-less draw against Montenegro at Wembley it is going to be tough to qualify never mind triumph at Euro 2012.

With Wayne Rooney a pale shadow of the player we all know he should be – and no midfield creator even close to replacing Paul Scholes, Fabio Capello is facing mission impossible.

There is still time to make a difference. But do not take qualification for granted. This is going to be a real test of England’s spirit.

England 0-0 Montenegro
Euro 2012 Qualifier
Date: Tue 12 Oct 2010
Venue: Wembley Stadium

England team:
Hart, G Johnson, Cole, Ferdinand (capt), Lescott, Gerrard, Young, Barry, A Johnson, Crouch, Rooney

Subs: Foster, Warnock, Cahill, Wright-Phillips, Wilshere, Downing, Davies.

Montenegro team:
Mladen Bozovic, Basa, Jovanovic, Djudovic, Savic, Vukcevic, Zverotic, Boskovic, Novakovic, Pekovic, Djalovic.

Subs: Blazic, Batak, Kascelan, Beciraj, Tomasevic, Pejovic, Delibasic.

–¬†BY JOHN GUBBA

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