However, Ashton has backed his side to respond to the defeat. "The history of this England team is to bounce back in adversity," he said. "We have been in this situation before with England. You just focus on the processes of what we have to do. "I have every confidence they will bounce back against Ireland [on Saturday]. They have to - it is as simple as that. We are all in this together. We thought we had made some pretty good strides last time out against France, and that is why it is so frustrating." (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/rugby/article3514756.ece) Is it me, or is this attitude just not helping? Surely the coach should be admitting that "bouncing back in adversity" is not what a national side should be doing.