Joe Cole believed the England Golden Generation’s tactics were the reason they didn’t achieve success

Joe Cole believed the England Golden Generation’s tactics were the reason they didn’t achieve success
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Much has been made about England's Golden Generation failing to win a tournament during the noughties, with plenty of former players offering their opinions on the team's shortcomings in the intervening period.

Players have often cited how members of the squad didn't get on together, but Joe Cole - who played for England at both the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, as well as being an unused substitute at Euro 2004 - has offered a new perspective in addition to agreeing with the sentiment of club rivalries. 

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