Manchester United legend Andy Cole says the future of English football is bleak.
In his column for the Independent, Cole wrote: "We could play the 'what if?' game, but it's as pointless as it is wrong. What if Rio Ferdinand had been fit? What if Ledley King wasn't injured? England are just not good enough, and perhaps this defeat will now mean English football takes a proper look at what is wrong with the national game.
"The Premier League is great, a brilliant league with wonderful flair.
"The English players are a small part of it. We should start to consider that they look good domestically because of the talent alongside them. The worst part? I have to say, I don't see any light on the horizon."