England career was a waste: Gary Neville

By  AFP | Posted  22-Aug-2011
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has described his England career as a "waste of time" and claimed his country have no chance of winning a major trophy for the next decade.


Gary Neville

The right-back played in three European Championships and two World Cups for England, but he was never as comfortable playing for his country as he was for United.

Writing in his autobiography 'Red', serialised in the Mail yesterday, he said: "We have our football culture in this country based on the traditional power player and I don't see us competing seriously for a major tournament for at least 10 years. I'm afraid we still have a lot of catching up to do.

"There have been times when I reflected on my international career and just thought: 'Well that was a massive waste of time'."