ROY KEANE offered a scathing assessment of England’s World Cup chances – and was then told to “cheer up” by his ITV colleagues.
The Manchester United legend has already hit the headlines at the tournament in Qatar after his epic row with Graeme Souness earlier this week.
It featured his fellow panellist Ian Wright joining the camp for a game of darts.
Keane was less-than-impressed and, even though he admitted that the mood in the camp was naturally high, that they are ultimately at the World Cup to win it.
He said: “They’ve had a good start, six goals.
“I never believe all that nonsense about team spirit, I never hear a manager or in the media say there’s a bad spirit in the group.
“There should be after the game and three or four days away.
“They look happy, playing a game of darts, they’re going to be upbeat.
“The most important thing is winning football matches, let’s see if they’ll laugh in a couple of weeks.”
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His ex-United colleague and former England star Gary Neville was alongside him in the studio and burst into laughter along with Wright.
And England women’s icon Karen Carney was pitchside and said: “He needs to cheer up.
“We’ll see at the end Roy, we’ll see at the end.”