Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has questioned England players' 'boredom' moans at the World Cup.
John Terry told a press conference after the disappointing Algeria draw that 'there is a little bit of boredom kicking in', while Wayne Rooney claimed the team grew sick of 'darts and snooker' at their remote training base in Rustenburg.
But Ozil questioned such comments in the wake of Germany's 4-1 thrashing of England in the last 16.
The German ace told Match of the Day magazine: "Beating England 4-1 has to be my highlight because it showed that, despite what people may say or write, Germany is still one of the best footballing nations in the world.
"But if you find the greatest tournament on earth boring, then you probably shouldn't be there."
While Ozil accepts Frank Lampard's disallowed goal should have stood, he still believes the better team won in the clash between the old rivals.
"If the ref doesn't see it, he can't give it - but clearly it was a goal," added Ozil.
"It was disappointing for England, but I don't think it would have changed the outcome of the match. We were the better team."
The 21-year-old Werder Bremen midfielder has been in glittering form in South Africa, leading to speculation he will depart the Bundesliga outfit.
But Ozil has put off all transfer talk until after the finals.
He said: "While the World Cup is on, I won't think about my future - but La Liga and the Premiership have teams where you can win the best trophies."