Dempsey: England feel World Cup pressure

United States forward Clint Dempsey claims England’s players seemed “edgy” during their 1-1 draw on Saturday and believes they were struggling to deal with the pressure.

England got their World Cup campaign off to a flyer when captain Steven Gerrard gave them the lead inside four minutes, but the USA hit back through Dempsey, helped by Robert Green’s mistake, to snatch a draw.

“It seemed during the game that they were dealing with a lot of pressure,” Dempsey told The Sun. “I don’t know why that is, you could just sense it.”

England play Algeria in their second game of the tournament on Friday night.

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