SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON has mocked Wales by saying they have Little Brother Syndrome when it comes to facing England.
The former Three Lions boss claims it’s nonsense to say Gareth Bale and co have more passion than England.
And instead he thinks Robert Page’s men are just desperate to put on a show, feeling like a little kid eager to impress an older sibling.
Speaking to Midnite, the 74-year-old Swede said: “Wales will try to play the game of his life like England are his big brother and they want to impress them.
“Wales has no more passion than England.
“When you put on an England shirt, you want to win.
“Wales will just find it more important to win against England.
“It’s a dream to beat England – as it almost never happens.”
The two nations face off in a delicious duel on Tuesday night to decide who qualifies for the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
Ahead of the current tournament, Bale relived his Euro 2016 mockery by declaring that when it comes to passion, there is nobody better than the Welshman.
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The ex-Real Madrid star said: “I think we have the greatest passion. I know what you’re aiming for – I’m not stupid!”
“But personally I think we are the most passionate country in the world and I don’t think that will ever change.
“Even going into this tournament I still feel the same even though we’re older.”
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