LINEKER KEEPING EXPECTATIONS LOW
Gary Lineker has warned fans not to get their hopes up about England's chances at Euro 2012, saying: "I reckon we'll end up disappointed as usual."
Lineker, who scored 48 goals for England, does not see Roy Hodgson's men as being among the favourites in Ukraine and Poland.
In a Reader's Digest interview quoted in the Daily Star, Lineker, 51, said: "It might make a pleasant change that our expectations for the team are rather low this year. But I reckon we'll end up disappointed as usual."
Lineker expects British athletes to impress at the Olympics, though.
He added: "As England invariably let you down it's great to have the Games to look forward to.
"They're an amazing showpiece for the nation and we're really good at putting on a spectacle.
"Also, the host country tends to up its game, so I think we'll break all our records and win a lot of medals."
Lineker took exception to the way the interview was presented in a national newspaper, with the headline: "Lineker: England team are losers".
The former Everton and Tottenham striker tweeted: "If anyone has a recording of me uttering the words 'England team are losers' I'll resign."
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