I don’t know if it’s just me but I have this feeling that England is just an above average side, whose only strength is the power of the British media, which hypes their team to ridiculous levels.
But if the 2010 World Cup has demonstrated to the world something it didn’t know or hadn’t realized before, is that it has exposed the true colors of both England as a team and Wayne Rooney as an individual.
With the tournament just entering its most crucial stage (quarterfinals), surely the biggest flop in South Africa has to be England striker, and this is not say that Messi nor Ronaldo have taken the tournament by storm either.
Having done everything he could to deserve the embarrassment after another disappointing campaign amidst overrated hype, Rooney and his overpaid teammates deserve nothing but what they are going through after suffering one of the biggest defeats by a seeded team at the knockout stage of the World Cup.
Coming into the tournament, the striker was hailed as the bright hope of the England team after a season in the Premier League in which he scored 34 goals in all competitions for Man United but, Rooney has been exposed to lack the material to shine at international level.
Rooney ended his World Cup campaign without a goal after four games, which a big disappointment for a player who was tipped to equal, even eclipse, the likes of Messi and Ronaldo.