Plenty of motivation for tie: Lancaster
England head coach Stuart Lancaster has no doubt his players will be fully motivated for next week's final Test in South Africa.
England's hopes of keeping the three-match series alive were ended as they slipped to a battling 36-27 defeat in the second Test in Johannesburg. The Springboks now have an unassailable 2-0 lead heading to Port Elizabeth for the next encounter.
He said: "Our boys have had an 11-month season now - it was probably this time last year the World Cup camp started. We went through that, the World Cup, the Six Nations - it has been a long slog - but I guarantee there is one more game left in them. The good thing is the overriding feeling in the dressing room was frustration."
He added: "I would be disappointed if the players came in and said, 'We did a good job and almost won'. Great sides want to win all the time and these players are hungry. We'll bottle the frustration, drive it through training this week and then have a crack at it in Port Elizabeth. That is the great part of this three-game series."
England proved their defensive resilience in the narrow 22-17 first Test loss in Durban but they were lacking in that area as the Springboks raced ahead in the capital.
Backed by an intimidating crowd at the spiritual home of South African rugby - the ground formerly known as Ellis Park, now Coca-Cola Park - the hosts powered forward to take a 22-3 lead inside 19 minutes.
With the Springboks winning the forwards battle emphatically, the tourists faced a possible landslide defeat but a breakaway Toby Flood try stemmed the tide. Two opportunistic touchdowns from scrum-half Ben Youngs saw England get back within four points but JP Pietersen ended the fightback.
Lancaster said: "I thought our scrum began to take control and gain the ascendancy in the second half. When we had the ball and we moved the ball we definitely caused them problems defensively. But when the Springboks have the ball they run hard at you and it is hard to stop. They move the ball well.
"I thought in some areas we were better and others we weren't, but that is part of coaching and rugby at this level. We will definitely take the positives but the areas we need to develop we will have a good look at.
"It would help if we didn't give them a start but we can win in Port Elizabeth. As soon as your belief goes it is going to be a difficult mountain to climb."