The English national team has been defeated in both friendly matches they have played since beating Poland to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Their first defeat was handed down by Chile on Friday, November 15 at the Wembley stadium when the South American team buried two un-replied goals in the English net. Both goals were scored by the same player, Barcelona forward, Alexis Sanchez.
A section of the English press could not resist the temptation to point out the fact that Chile was neither Brazil nor Argentina.
Four days after the defeat by Chile, England met their European Nemesis, Germany at the same venue where they suffered the defeat at the hands of the South Americans and still experienced the same fate but this time around by a lower margin.
Mertesacker’s 39th minute header separated the Germans from the English on Tuesday night at the Wembley stadium in London making England suffer the first back-to-back defeat at the famous sporting venue for the first time since 1977.
This time around, Joe Hart wasn’t to be blamed for the goal because if not for some fantastic saves he made in the match the margin could have been higher.
There were a few flashes of brilliance displayed by the England side especially from Townsend but it was obvious that England was playing against a superior side.
On a positive note, the two defeats show that there’s still a lot of work of to be done if England wants to advance beyond the quarter-final stage of the 2014 World Cup.