FC Twente coach McClaren: I don't watch England games

FC Twente coach Steve McClaren says he hasn't been watching any of England's successful World Cup qualifiers.

McClaren told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "I don’t. I tend to be looking at other games.

"I was at the Holland game on Wednesday looking for players so I tend to look at them to scout for FC Twente for next season."

The 47-year-old insists he has always felt England could succeed but that he was hampered by a number of things out of his control, such as injuries.

He continued: "During my time with England under Sven (Goran Eriksson) and managing, when people asked me could this team win a major tournament I always said yes they could.

"They had the ability, they had the talent, the only thing was injuries and suspensions, sendings off, a lack of fresh players cost you in tournaments and that is what happened.

"Everyone is bound to speculate as England have made a very good start and they will qualify.

"We suffered with injuries in very important games, especially towards the end."

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