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Barry Middleton of England and Alex Shaw of New Zealand during the match between England and New Zealand during day three of the Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Barry Middleton of England and Alex Shaw of New Zealand during the match between England and New Zealand during day three of the Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Barry Middleton in action for East Grinstead at the Euro Hockey League KO16 2011-2012 (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

Barry Middleton in action for East Grinstead at the Euro Hockey League KO16 2011-2012 (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

Barry Middleton, Captain of Great Britain, played his 350th international match during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credit: Frank Uijlenbroek)

Barry Middleton, Captain of Great Britain, played his 350th international match during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credit: Frank Uijlenbroek)

George PINNER, Dan FOX, Barry MIDDLETON, Ashley JACKSON, Simon MANTELL, Nick CATLIN, Alastair BROGDON, Michael HOARE, Phil ROPER, Adam DIXON, Iain LEWERS, Henry WEIR, Harry MARTIN, David CONDON, Mark GLEGHORNE, Ollie WILLARS [Bronze], [Men's hockey] England

George PINNER, Dan FOX, Barry MIDDLETON, Ashley JACKSON, Simon MANTELL, Nick CATLIN, Alastair BROGDON, Michael HOARE, Phil ROPER, Adam DIXON, Iain LEWERS, Henry WEIR, Harry MARTIN, David CONDON, Mark GLEGHORNE, Ollie WILLARS [Bronze], [Men's hockey] England

England Captain Barry Middleton said, “We’ve had a few months of solid training and we’re determined to put in strong performances in what ...

England Captain Barry Middleton said, “We’ve had a few months of solid training and we’re determined to put in strong performances in what ...

Great Britain’s Olympic hockey captain, Barry Middleton, smiles and raises an   eyebrow. He has been asked, for the umpteenth time, about Ashley Jackson:   how good is he?

London 2012 Olympics: Ashley Jackson shrugs off the billboard image to focus on repeating 1988 success

Great Britain’s Olympic hockey captain, Barry Middleton, smiles and raises an eyebrow. He has been asked, for the umpteenth time, about Ashley Jackson: how good is he?

Key performances by GB players Ashley Jackson and Barry Middleton hands Ranchi   Rays second Hockey India League title in three years

Hockey India League 2015: Ashley Jackson inspires Ranchi Rays to title as Jaypee Punjab Warriors denied

Key performances by GB players Ashley Jackson and Barry Middleton hands Ranchi Rays second Hockey India League title in three years

Sophie was presented with a England hockey shirt by men's coach Bobby Crutchley and captain Barry Middleton

Sophie, Countess of Wessex hits the hockey pitch

Sophie was presented with a England hockey shirt by men's coach Bobby Crutchley and captain Barry Middleton

Captain Barry Middleton of Great Britain celebrates after scoring during the Men's Hockey match between Australia

Olympics Day 9 - Hockey

Captain Barry Middleton of Great Britain celebrates after scoring during the Men's Hockey match between Australia

Hockey India League Official Website  BARRY MIDDLETON OF RR IN ACTION AGAINST UPW IN THEIR HERO HOCKEY INDIA LEAGUE 2014 ON 26TH JAN 2014 AT RANCHI David Alegre

Hockey India League Official Website BARRY MIDDLETON OF RR IN ACTION AGAINST UPW IN THEIR HERO HOCKEY INDIA LEAGUE 2014 ON 26TH JAN 2014 AT RANCHI David Alegre

After a disappointing loss yesterday England’s fortunes didn’t improve today with another 6-1 defeat, this time against hosts and world number one side, Germany. The defending Olympic champions were in fine form as they outplayed England for most of the game. The only goal for England came from captain Barry Middleton in the 55th minute, but with four goals already to their name, a German victory was inevitable.

After a disappointing loss yesterday England’s fortunes didn’t improve today with another 6-1 defeat, this time against hosts and world number one side, Germany. The defending Olympic champions were in fine form as they outplayed England for most of the game. The only goal for England came from captain Barry Middleton in the 55th minute, but with four goals already to their name, a German victory was inevitable.

England captain hopes to use knowledge of five seasons playing in The Hague to   good effect when side face Holland in semi-finals

Hockey World Cup 2014: Dutch crowd will be out to get us, says England captain Barry Middleton

England captain hopes to use knowledge of five seasons playing in The Hague to good effect when side face Holland in semi-finals

The English team huddle during the Women's Hockey match between England and Canada during Day 2 of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games at the State Netball Hockey Centre March 17, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

The English team huddle during the Women's Hockey match between England and Canada during Day 2 of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games at the State Netball Hockey Centre March 17, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Men's Slalom Final during the Moomba Masters International Invitational Waterskiing Championships at the 2013 Moomba Water Festvial on the Yarra River on March 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Men's Slalom Final during the Moomba Masters International Invitational Waterskiing Championships at the 2013 Moomba Water Festvial on the Yarra River on March 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)