• Bulgaria coach says England vulnerable in Euro 2012 qualifier
• Matthäus identifies 'problems dealing with pressure'
Lothar Matthäus, the former Germany captain now in charge of Bulgaria, has increased the pressure on England ahead of Friday's European Championship qualifier in Sofia by claiming Fabio Capello's team "lack stability" and have "problems dealing with pressure".
The man who broke English hearts at the 1990 World Cup believes his side are capable of causing an upset, as England have a tendency to let "heedlessness creep into their game" and because they suffer from a lack of consistency.
"They are ranked fourth in the world and we are the underdogs. There is no question about that but we want to make it as difficult as possible for them," said Matthäus, who is unbeaten in three competitive matches since taking charge in September 2010.
Matthäus believes "a tired" England buckled under the expectations at the World Cup in South Africa, where he worked as a pundit for al-Jazeera, and hopes that Bulgaria can benefit in a similar manner on Friday night. "All the pressure will be on them to win. They need to stay ahead of Montenegro, who are in hot pursuit in the group, and they need to get the maximum points before the key match [in Podgorica]," he added.
"Unfortunately for us, they've had more problems in Wembley, strangely enough. The pressure got to them in the games against Montenegro and Switzerland and a certain heedlessness crept into their game. I find it very hard to understand, playing in such a stadium at home should give you a lift as a player. It should be like a fortress. Instead, they have much done much better away from home. Their performances and results [outside England] have been excellent.
"For us, beating them would be a dream. We will give it a go in front of our supporters and try to give them a hard time. I am determined to keep fighting as long as a mathematical chance to qualify for Euro 2012 remains. It's important to believe."
Bulgaria are fourth in the table, six points adrift of England and Montenegro, who are joint leaders on 11 points.