Emile Heskey believes England need to 'go back to the drawing board' following their dismal World Cup exit.
The Aston Villa striker was a second-half substitute during Sunday's 4-1 defeat to Germany in the first knockout round as the Three Lions bowed of the tournament on a low note.
Fabio Capello's side suffered England's worst-ever World Cup finals defeat in Bloemfontein and Heskey believes a back to basics approach is now required.
"We are disappointed to go out before the quarter-finals but it is back to the drawing board," he said.
"We have come up against a very strong German side but we have got to go back and evaluate things. We have to look at certain stuff."
However, Heskey does not believe that a gruelling domestic season is necessarily to blame for England's World Cup malaise.
He added:"You can't blame the season in England for what happened. Germany played a long, hard season as well so you can't really use that as an excuse.
"The German league is just as tough as ours, even tougher some might say."