Despite scoring against Ukraine, the striker produced two ¬≠lacklustre ¬≠performances during ¬≠England's Euro 2012 campaign after returning from his ¬≠suspension.
"I just think that ever since Wayne has been around and because of his ¬≠performances in 2004, there is an ¬≠expectation that he comes to these ¬≠tournaments and wins them all on his own," said Gerrard.
"That's unfair. When it goes wrong ¬≠people then point to Wayne and his ¬≠performances, and blame him.
"The responsibility has to be on the 23 players. It's unfair to look at Wayne and say because Wayne didn't play well, it's the ¬≠reason why we haven't won games.
"I've mentioned on many occasions at this level the biggest thing is to play ¬≠without expectation, without fear.
"It's only ¬≠normal that Wayne is brought down by that because everyone expects and wants him to do well."