England are no longer like the struggling sides of old, according to former Three Lions international Alvin Martin.The 57-year-old, who won 17 caps for the country in the 1980s, believes the shirt is not as heavy as it once was, with the belief that players struggled to play for England due to the pressure to live up to previous successes.The glory of 1966, and the near misses of Italia 90 and Euro 96, are always brought up on the eve of major tournaments, but with failure always following.As is tradition, the same occurred prior to the start of Euro 2016, and the opening Group B collapse against Russia suggested the outcome would be the same as the norm.However, that performance did not deserve just a draw, and a dominating performance in the second game brought around a victory over Wales.That win came after the Welsh had taken a first half lead, but Martin believes the manner of the fightback proves the Three Lions have developed from their previous failures into a new look side.Speaking to Drivetime, Martin said: “I see a different England mentality; a shirt now that’s not worn as heavy. It was famous from Capello: ‘The England shirt wears too heavy’.“I don’t see that.“We should have beaten Russia – I don’t think anyone can argue against that. They got a last minute equaliser against us, and that was unfortunate.“But we’d done enough really to win that game by two or three goals.“When we went into the Wales game, we went a goal down. And we did leave it late [to win], but we didn’t panic – we kept playing.“There were times when I was thinking [previous] England sides would have panicked after not getting back in the game very quickly, and would have started launching the ball long.“They didn’t. They were precise, there was a composure about what they were trying to do, and they did, in the end, get the job done.”With England finishing second in Group B, they will now face Iceland in the Round of 16, a tie which will be played Monday evening, live on talkSPORT.