There's a common English expression, sour grapes, which is fairly close to the meaning you describe.
Strictly speaking, it refers someone who is bitter over something he cannot have:
What's the meaning of the phrase 'Sour grapes'?
Acting meanly after a disappointment.
What's the origin of the phrase 'Sour grapes'?
In the fable The Fox and the Grapes, which is attributed to the ancient
Greek writer Aesop, the fox isn't able to reach the grapes and declares them
to be sour:
A famished Fox saw some clusters of ripe black grapes hanging from a
trellised vine. She resorted to all her tricks to get at them, but
wearied herself in vain, for she could not reach them. At last she
turned away, beguiling herself of her disappointment, and saying: "The
Grapes are sour, and not ripe as I thought."
However you will often hear this meaning extended to a person who is envious of someone else's success. For example, this snippet appears in an online blog that is discussing the tremendous financial success of Apple:
Apple is the second largest computer maker IN THE WORLD. This year or
next, analysts predict they will become the largest computer maker in
the world, bar none. So, is the negativity really caused by a "Bad
Apple" or is it just "sour grapes" from people who still think it is