Ferdinand slams England's track record despite 8-0 San Marino rout

London, Mar 23 : Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who recently pulled out of the England squad, has slammed the Three Lions' international record while commentating from Doha despite their thumping 8-0 win over minnows San Marino in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Ferdinand said England need to have a real good look at themselves, adding whether it is a mental thing or that they are just not good enough, that is what they are still trying to search for.

Ferdinand also took a sideways swipe at boss Roy Hodgson, by claiming Glenn Hoddle and Terry Venables were his best England managers, the Sun reports.

The centre back said his most enjoyable time probably in an England shirt was under Glenn Hoddle, adding under Terry Venables it was probably the most expansive and fluid football that they had played in the last 15-20 years.

England fans at last night's game clearly did not agree with Ferdinand's assessment and could be heard chanting insults at him, but the United star still defended his decision to pull out on medical grounds.

--ANI (Posted on 23-03-2013)

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