James Haskell has hit back at criticism from his former captain Lawrence Dallaglio and insisted England do not have an attitude problem.
Dallaglio this week said that too many England players think they are "the bee's knees", when the reality is they are still a long way from being world class.
Reacting to England's laboured 36-11 win over Italy in the RBS 6 Nations last weekend, Dallaglio also attacked the levels of fitness and discipline within the squad.
But as England put the final touches to their preparations to face Wales in Cardiff tomorrow, Haskell insisted Dallaglio had got it wrong.
"I don't want to disagree with what Lawrence says but the feeling and impression I get from dealing with players in this camp is that everyone is very hard-working and no-one thinks they are the bee's knees," said Haskell.
"I don't think (team manager) Martin Johnson or the rest of the players would allow that.
"I come from a club at Wasps where notoriously no-one has been allowed to be a big-time Charlie or anything along those lines.
"When we start winning and winning well, that is when there might be danger of getting too big for our boots but at the moment our feet are on the ground and we are determined to rectify things.”