Strauss holds England belief
Skipper Andrew Strauss insists England will bounce back from the blow of losing their number one Test status to South Africa.
The Proteas wrapped up a 2-0 series victory at Lord's on Monday, a result that ensured they leapfrog England in the ICC World Test rankings.
The defeat means England have lost six out of 11 Tests since climbing up to top spot following victory over India last summer.
The build-up to the Lord's Test was also disrupted by the Kevin Pietersen saga, with the batsmen dropped for the match after he sent text messages regarding Strauss to South Africa players.
Strauss played down the impact the Pietersen situation had on his side's preparations, choosing instead to praise the tourists for a deserved victory.
However, he also insisted his players will do everything they can to bounce back.
"It was a big thing in the build-up to the game but, in a tight, absorbing Test, it wasn't something that crossed our minds," said Strauss.
"Maybe the tag of being number one hasn't sat as comfortably as it should have done.
"I've got great faith in the talent and desire in the dressing room and we're going to need that."