Carragher believes one problem for England's problems is that players are scared of making errors.
He said: "One mistake and you could be absolutely slaughtered.
"At your club, you know you will not be criticised as much and perhaps three days later there will be another game.
"With England, it could be months before you have another fixture. There is a fear at times when playing for England."
He added: "The intensity of the press does get to the players.
"Sometimes I think players would prefer the press guy to think they had played well, rather than the manager."