Bruce: We’ve got to find our humility again

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce has given his verdict on the England national team's current malaise, saying Three Lions players need to show more humility.

Bruce, who is currently one of the leading candidates to replace Roy Hodgson at the England helm, feels that in this day and age players are too pampered.

The Tigers boss is of the opinion that it's time to go back to the drawing board in a bid to get England's stars playing to the best of their ability.

"Call me old fashioned, but we're now holding umbrellas up as our players get off a plane," Bruce told the Daily Mail.

"Do they need that? It's a few spots of rain. OK, they might get wet. Well, let them get wet. That's what happens when it rains.

"We've got to find our humility again because, frankly – we ain't that great. We haven't got anywhere near winning, yet we've got very good players. So something is missing.

"I think the average man looks at players now and he's not so sure any more. He thinks all they care about is cars, houses, what watch they've got.

"We've got to address that. We've got to find our English identity, we've got to find that humility again."