Forgotten England star called up by Capello says loss so bad he "went for a run"

England's performance against Hungary last night was so dreadful that former Three Lions defender David Wheater says he was forced to nip out "for a run" mid-match.

Gareth Southgate's side were completely humbled at Molineux on Tuesday night, shipping four goals and ending the evening a man down to leave them rock bottom of their Nations League group.

It was the first time England had been beaten at home by Hungary since 1953 and was their heaviest home defeat to anyone since 1928 – all-in-all making for one depressing spectacle which eventually forced Twitter legend Wheater off the sofa and out of the house in frustration.

"England are that bad I'm off out for a run," tweeted the former Middlesbrough defender – who knows a thing or two about disappointment on the international stage.

After making two dozen appearances in England's youth setup, Wheater earned himself a couple of call ups to the senior side in 2008 – though manager Fabio Capello never actually used him.

The closest he got to making his debut was spending two consecutive matches against France and Trinidad & Tobago warming the bench, having been brought into the squad as replacement for injured skipper John Terry.

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A few months later, Middlesbrough – managed by Southgate funnily enough – were relegated from the Premier League and Wheater never got anywhere near an England call up ever again.

Moves to Bolton and Oldham followed and the 35-year-old now plies his trade with Darlington in the National League North – though most fans these days probably know 'Big Wheatz' best for his entertaining posts on Twitter

England have taken just two points from four Nations League matches this months following draws to Germany and Italy as well as back-to-back defeats to Hungary – sparking calls for Southgate to be sacked for the first time since his appointment in 2016.

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