Michael Owen "falling out of love" with watching England after "pointless" games

Michael Owen has slammed England's 'pointless' matches against European minnows after Gareth Southgate's side dismantled San Marino.

The Three Lions hit the microstate for ten on Monday evening as Southgate's side booked their spot for the World Cup in Qatar next winter.

Harry Kane become the first Englishman since Ian Wright, also against San Marino, to hit four in a game.

And Monday evening's demolition of San Marino looks to be the final star for former Liverpool star Michael Owen.

Owen has claimed he is 'rapidly falling out of love with international football' because of the 'pointless' games in qualifying.

Following the clash, Owen said: "Rapidly falling out of love with watching international football barring the big tournaments.

"I think a lot of people feel the same way.

"Half of these games are absolutely pointless.

"A restructure is needed."

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However, former football and current journalist, Andy Murray disagreed with Owen, and he said a short anecdote on Twitter: "I was playing in the Spanish sixth tier (National South/North equivalent).

"One of my teammates was an Andorran international. He was a brilliant player, which shows just how good the elite really are.

"I'll never forget how proud he was when he used to come back from international duty "representing my country".

"No matter the scoreline, he loved playing for his people and trying to make them proud."

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UEFA introduced the Nations League to pit sides of equal ability against each other instead of international friendlies.

San Marino were placed in the fourth division, and in the most recent edition, they faced Gibraltar and Liechtenstein.

The microstate earned a hard-fought draw against both sides, but they still remain winless in competitive fixtures.

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