What Stuart Pearce says and what Stuart Pearce does
More rotation than a Man Utd FA Cup semi-final team
Yesterday, Stuart Pearce said: “I don’t know if I will rest players. In these tournaments, if you take your foot off the gas for one moment it’s fatal. You never pick up the tempo again. I’ve seen it before and it won’t happen here.”
Yesterday, Stuart Pearce did: Make 10 changes to the England under 21 side that had beaten Spain 2-0. Fortunately, his second-string managed a 1-1 draw with Germany in their final group game. Everton youngster and part-time one-man modelling agency Jack Rodwell scored on his first start to equalise an early Germany goal.
Highlights after the jump.