ITV's panel of experts Jamie Carragher, Roy Keane and Gareth Southgate admitted that England didn't deserve to go through against a superior Italian side.
"They rode their luck," Roy Keane said. "The further you go in tournaments, the more it'll catch up with you."
Meanwhile Jamie Carragher questioned the levels of technical ability in England's squad. "The same things have been said for so long," Carragher said of the team's poor ball retention. "When's it ever going to change?"
"With the group we had this time, we're never going to outplay the Germans, the Spanish," Gareth Southgate added.