England coach Fabio Capello admits he feels like they've gone backwards two years after their opening two games of the World Cup.
Capello is at a loss to explain the downturn in fortunes.
Just like his very first game in charge, against Switzerland at Wembley in February 2008, the Italian has seen some excellent training ground performances completely fail to be transferred into a match situation.
"Yes, it almost feels like all the work of the last two years has been for nothing," he sighed.
"I am not happy because we have worked hard for 20 days.
"You see all the things during the training. Then on the pitch it is completely different. As a manager, when that happens it is no good.
"I don't understand why during a game we don't change the rhythm or the speed. We are really slow. At this World Cup if you don't run or press or fight it is difficult to go forward."