Liverpool legend Barnes dampens England World Cup excitement

Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged England to put the brakes on their World Cup celebrations.

Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged England to put the brakes on their World Cup celebrations.

A 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley on Tuesday night saw Roy Hodgson's men book their tickets to Brazil with top spot in Group H, but Barnes warned that England do not have the class to consider themselves contenders next summer.

"Wayne (Rooney) is our own only truly world-class player," the former England winger told talkSPORT. "Andros Townsend played well but we're not going to win the World Cup by just getting down the wings and putting crosses in."

 
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