Manchester United defender Patrice Evra believes England followed Chelsea's example in order to collect a Euro 2012 point against France on Monday night.
Les Bleus dominated possession, and made twice as many passes as their opponents in the Donbass Arena.
However, they were unable to find a second goal once Samir Nasri had levelled Joleon Lescott's point-blank header before half-time as England defended doggedly.
"We are frustrated because I think we played much better," said Evra.
"At times it was like there were 15 bodies in front of us. It was really difficult to find space.
"People laugh but they played the way that Chelsea played against Barcelona.
"Maybe the fans want England to play more football but if they win the tournament like that, they will be happy."
Nasri was crowned man-of-the-match by UEFA for an excellent overall display.
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