Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari admits he is still baffled by England's woeful World Cup campaign.
The Sunderland man, 26, is set to line up for his nation as they bid to become the first African team to beat England in Tuesday's friendly between the two countries.
The Black Stars are still flying high after a successful World Cup campaign which saw them come within a whisker of reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.
In contrast England have been getting back on track after their dismal showing in the summer.
But Muntari has backed the Three Lions to roar again in the future.
He said: "England are one of the top nations and they play very good football. They have great players.
"Everything about England is great and it was shocking that they didn't perform well in the last World Cup.
"I still can't believe it because I didn't think England were going to go out like that. I can't describe it.
"I can't say they played bad football - they were just unlucky at certain times.
"Everyone expects big things from them and they had all the possibilities to do it but they couldn't.
"It's part of football, it's part of nature.
"Maybe next year is going to be theirs, the next two or three years they are going to win everything and they are going to be at the top.
"They will become heroes again. Everyone has his time."