Perhaps there is not one player that sums up the current state of English football so well as Raheem Sterling.
The Manchester City star emerged as a hugely rated talent at Liverpool, seemingly with the world at his feet, and was touted for great things.
Dropping Adam Lallana to play Raheem Sterling is absolutely criminal after the way he's being playing, what a joke. Big performance due now
— Liam Houghton (@LiamAHoughton) June 27, 2016
While he remains a monumental prospect, the 21-year old has struggled since a record breaking move to the Etihad in the summer of 2015, failing to wholly convince.
When you realise Raheem Sterling is starting tonight….. pic.twitter.com/9nsC7ABOh0
— TheBanterBible (@footybanterr88) June 27, 2016
He huffs. He puffs. But does anything really ever come off for him? Not at the moment.
Tonight is Raheem Sterling's final chance to prove himself in an England shirt.
— Luke Greaves (@Luke_GMS) June 27, 2016
Like so many others before him, the Three Lions winger is beginning to attract a series of groans and grumbles every time one of his dribbles fail to come off.
@sterling7 you must have some real dirt on Roy lol
— Liam McNulty (@Tonyshorse24) June 27, 2016
It is a far cry from the sort of attacking enterprise he displayed earlier on his Reds career, with the player seeing to be bereft of confidence.
Raheem Sterling looooooool, proudly German from this day on
— C. (@chrisEXLNCC98) June 27, 2016
Ahead of England’s crunch second-round Euro 2016 with Iceland, users on Twitter have vented their frustration as the City star has been restored to the starting lineup place of Adam Lallana this evening.
Raheem Sterling again, eh? What could possibly go wrong.
— Darren Clark (@lanlier) June 27, 2016
In a week that has seen sterling drop, many English fans from around the world appear to wish that Roy Hodgson had followed suit with 52% of the country.
— Kieran L (@kieran_shaker) June 27, 2016