England coach Neville has jumped to the defence of the English DNA saying it is built on hard work.
Neville told The Times: "We've got to be careful. When people talk about the DNA of English football, we've got one: we work hard, we're organised, structured, resilient, hard to beat. Not bad qualities.
"Go back over the last 20 years - last year Italy, even though you can argue they performed better than us, didn't beat us; Portugal in 2004 and 2006 didn't beat us; 1998, Argentina, we were down to ten men for 70-odd minutes and they didn't beat us; in 1996, Germany didn't beat us. So let's not give away what we're good at.
"People say we don't have a DNA? Give me a break. We have a DNA as a country - British Standards, the British legal system, solidity, structure, organisation, that never-say-die spirit.
"We're not arrogant, we're the first to take the mickey out of ourselves and be down on ourselves. We're trying to take the best of that and add a higher level of flair and technical ability."