In his column for the Sunday Times of Malta, Neville wrote: "The 'golden generation' label has been used to death over the past 10 years. There are a lot of new players in the squad now added to the remnants of the so-called 'golden generation' players.
"To be honest, the 'golden generation' wasn't very golden from where I was sat in the England squad.
"We didn't win any tournaments or do ourselves justice. You get called a golden generation when you win things."