Tottenham striker Defoe: England not alone in struggling at World Cup
Defoe believes the results of other leading nations means England's struggle should not be a major surprise.
He said: "The games are difficult but I am not surprised because, if you look at the other top nations, they have lost games, the likes of France and Germany.
"Every game is difficult at this level, especially in a World Cup. It's another level.
"I am not making excuses but all the games seem to be difficult for all the countries."