Graeme Le Saux: 'England struggle to adapt to game situations'

Graeme Le Saux believes that the current England team struggle to adapt to different tactical challenges during games.

Former England defender Graeme Le Saux has accused the current squad of struggling to adapt to different situations in games following their World Cup exit.

After suffering their earliest elimination in the tournament since 1958, Le Saux believes that Roy Hodgson's side are often left worse off in matches due to their inability to change their approach when teams adopt different tactics.

"We have to learn how we manage games better," Le Saux revealed as part of his duties for William Hill. "You do that by managing the game better tactically, making decisions on the pitch, leaders adapting to situations as they change.

"We have got to have players that can make the right decisions more often and not just follow a plan, but also adapt.

"Tactically you are told what to do and taught systems and roles but in terms of adapting, learning and constantly recognising situations, I don't think we do that as well."

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke confirmed on Friday that Hodgson would not be sacked after failing to take England to the last 16.

England's coach Roy Hodgson looks on during the Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014
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