Heskey admits review is needed

28 June 2010 10:58
Emile Heskey believes England need to 'go back to the drawing board' following their dismal World Cup exit. The Aston Villa striker was a second-half substitute during Sunday's 4-1 defeat to Germany in the first knockout round as the Three Lions bowed of the tournament on a low note. Fabio Capello's side suffered England's worst-ever World Cup finals defeat in Bloemfontein and Heskey believes a back to basics approach is now required. "We are disappointed to go out before the quarter-finals but it is back to the drawing board," he said. "We have come up against a very strong German side but we have got to go back and evaluate things. We have to look at certain stuff." However, Heskey does not believe that a gruelling domestic season is necessarily to blame for England's World Cup malaise. He added: "You can't blame the season in England for what happened. Germany played a long, hard season as well so you can't really use that as an excuse. "The German league is just as tough as ours, even tougher some might say."

Source: ESA