Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton was impressed with England’s performance against Scotland on Tuesday.
The Three Lions got the better of their arch-rivals 3-1 at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the friendly international.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney scored twice for England, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found the target once at Celtic’s home ground.
England’s performance was much better than that of Scotland, and former Manchester City and Newcastle United star Barton was pleased.
Expected a lot more from Scotland after recent form but England were better in every single aspect of the game.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 18, 2014
More than matched their physicality, in fact dominated them. Technically superior. Far more attacking talent. Young players impressive.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 18, 2014
Smalling and Shaw solid, although hardly tested. Wilshere good again. Rooney good leaders performance. Clyne very impressive. MOMS for me.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 18, 2014
Not being offensive to Scotland when I call them a Championship side. That's basically what they are. Let's not confuse facts and opinions.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 18, 2014
Naismith. Morrison. Fletcher. Robertson. Bannan Only Prem players. Rest Champ players. England full of Prem players. Different level.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 18, 2014
Barton’s former QPR teammate Jermaine Jenas, once at Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, was also impressed with England and made his opinion known on social networking site Twitter.
Put aside the fact that England technically and individually are miles better than Scotland the work rate off the ball has been top draw!— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) November 18, 2014