World Cup 2010 - Player ratings: Terrible Terry

Sun, 27 Jun 17:00:00 2010

We give our run-down on the protagonists - and culprits - in Germany's 4-1 World Cup win over England.

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England ratings:

David James: Two brilliant first-half saves from Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose but could do nothing about the goals. Spared England a comical hiding. (7)

Glen Johnson: Saved Matthew Upson’s bacon on a couple of occasions and a threat going forward but as the game was stretched he was exposed for the later goals. Booked for a cynical late tug on Ozil. (4)

John Terry: Horribly out of position for Klose’s opener and Lukas Podolski’s second, well off the pace for the third and was stranded upfield for the fourth. His worst game for England. (3)

Matthew Upson: Given a torrid time by Klose and nowhere for the second goal. Almost made up for it with his goal but clearly out of his depth at this level. Spared a 3/10 by his goal. (5)

Ashley Cole: Cole almost always plays well for England but must share responsibility for a terrible defensive team performance. (5)

Gareth Barry: Gave the ball away ahead of Germany’s third, was beaten too easily by Ozil for the fourth. (4)

Frank Lampard: Scored a super goal that linesman Mauricio Espinosa incredibly did not give. A yard over the line - a turning point. Hit the bar with a great free-kick too, England’s best player. (7)

James Milner: A good runner but his delivery disappointed. Does not have enough creativity to play in an attacking wide role for England. (4)

Steven Gerrard: Tried to do it all himself second half, too many Hollywood balls and aimless shots from range. One good chance late but denied by Neuer. Again below par for England, not captain material. (4)

Wayne Rooney: Couldn’t get in the game in the first half, until Lampard’s 'goal' fired him up. Better in the second but a poor World Cup, looked like he couldn’t be bothered at times. (4)

Jermain Defoe: A livewire in the box but hardly contributes outside it. Almost got in behind after a defensive mix-up but denied by Neuer. (5)


Joe Cole: His nice touches were not accompanied by any sort of decision making. (4)

Emile Heskey: Hardly touched the ball. Surely that’s it for him? (4)

Shaun Wright-Phillips: Late sub, put in a decent cross, far too late to have an impact. (5)

Germany ratings:

Manuel Neuer: A good block to deny Lampard and an assist for the opener. Looked shaky in the second half but denied Defoe with a quick run out to block and Gerrard late with a good one-handed save. (6)

Philip Lahm: Had a comfortable game even when shown inside. Led by example. (7)

Per Mertesacker: Looked hesitant at times and susceptible to pace but did just enough to repel Rooney and co. (6)

Arne Friedrich: Unfussy and less ruffled than Mertesacker. (6)

Jerome Boateng: One good block in a generally solid performance, although on the back foot for much of the second half. (6)

Sami Khedira: Did a sterling job protecting the defence, efficient, functional - and very German. (6)

Bastian Schweinsteiger: The heartbeat of Germany’s midfield fired just wide and launched several counters that England could not deal with. (7)

Thomas Mueller: Always involved, a willing runner with great technique and fired just wide after being given a free run by Terry. Scored two on the break as England committed men forward. (9)

Mesut Ozil: Some lovely movement and passing as Germany tore England to shreds in the fist half. Denied an early goal by James. (8)

Lukas Podolski: Worked hard on the left, defensively too, and rewarded with a cracking finish. (8)

Miroslav Klose: Club form is irrelevant if you play this well in the big games. Could have had a hat-trick. (8)


Piotr Trochowski: Came on with Germany cruising, almost unleashed Gomez for a fifth. (6)

Mario Gomez: Could have done better when put through, but the match was won. (6)

Stefan Kiessling: Came on with seven minutes left, held the ball up well. (6)

Reda Maher / Eurosport

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