I saw part of the game with Mark with him giving me a running commentary based on his understanding. It seems to me that Mas had winning opportunities and he should have fought on for the win. My reasoning goes like this. If we are more than likely to lose to a vastly superior team, then the strategy should be to go all out. Why not? We have nothing to lose.
Caution may be good if we have a good chance of winning and we dont want to bungle on a less than well thought out move and let the team down.
But to play to win racks up our internal pressure. I think that is what the English players were counting on too. Our thinking deteriorates rapidly on increased pressure. They read us well.
Jimmy has given his evaluation too. Go here.