David Lloyd: 'England have lost their soul'

Former England coach David Lloyd feels that Alastair Cook's side have lost their soul as they face a huge task to avoid defeat in the second Test at Lord's against India.

David Lloyd has expressed his belief that the England team have lost their "soul" as they face an uphill task to avoid falling behind in their Test series with India.

The Three Lions require 214 runs to beat MS Dhoni's men on the final day of the second Test at Lord's with just six wickets in hand.

Lloyd feels that Alastair Cook's side need to battle on day five to have any chance of winning the match and alleviating the pressure on the team.

"I've watched this England team for a long time and at the moment it has lost its soul," Lloyd told Sky Sports News.

"The captain has been battered and the team look downtrodden and down on their luck, so they need to scrap a lot more together.

"However, they should be relishing this challenge. But eventually someone has to seize the moment and be positive because that's the only way England can win this game."

England have failed to win their last nine Test matches.

Alastair Cook celebrates taking a wicket on day five of first Test between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 13, 2014
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