Friday night proved to be a disappointing evening for the England squad and fans alike as the team drew 0-0 with Algeria in their second game of the World Cup.
Many people thought it would be an easy victory for England and give the team that morale boost激励士气的强心剂they need,after their previous 1-1 draw against the USA.
However England put in a lacklustre毫无光彩的performance which even led fans to boo their own team off the pitch,much to the disgruntlement不满of striker Wayne Rooney.
Nice to see your own fans booing you,that's what loyal support is.
The player sarcastically讽刺地commented on television about the England fan's reaction反应,a comment the player was later made to apologise for.
The second successive连续的draw for England means they are third in Group C,below Slovenia and the USA,which means they must win their match against Slovenia on Wednesday in order to qualify for the next round.
The England manager,Fabio Capello,pointed out the problems on Friday saying,"We weren't aggressive进攻性enough,we gave the ball away too cheaply and we didn't win it back quickly enough."
Fabio Capello,England Manager
There are rumours Capello may quit as manager if England lose on Wednesday.
The England team has some of the best footballers in the world and was tipped预测to do well throughout this tournament,but their poor performance has led some to question whether the pressure of the World Cup is getting to the multi-million pound players.
Capello believes this could be a reason for their slow start to the competition and says the team lacked"spirit精神"on the night.
England's star striker Wayne Rooney came under fire遭到抨击after not being on top form最佳竞技状态on Friday night.However the England manager still stands behind力挺his prize player.
"I know he gave the ball away a lot…and some of his passes were not good but he is still an important player."
I thought the first game would get the cobwebs out of the system and I am very surprised with this result.
Steven Gerrard,England captain
England captain Steven Gerrard admitted he was also taken aback感到吃惊at their performance and admitted that the team needs to start performing like they did in qualifying.
"We need to get back to the form we showed in qualifying.In qualifying,we had the majority of the team firing on all cylinders使出浑身解数。"
When Gerrard says he thought the"first game would get the cobwebs out of the system摆脱迷茫"he means that he thought after the first game all the problems would be out of the way and the team would be playing their best.
Now all eyes will be on the team on Wednesday to see if England can pull a victory out of the bag探囊取胜and regain重新获得their fans'confidence.
One person who still seems hopeful有希望的is former England captain David Beckham.He believes England can sort things out saying:
"It's easy to get back on track.If we win our last game everything looks good again."