Our xenophobic FA requires English teams to have a certain number of English players in their squad.Probably none. But is that relevant
3 of the 4 teams in European finals this year were English. Illustration. Champions League final: 37 of the 46 players in the matchday squads weren’t English.
I am sure our 9 English lads are excellent players if they are commanding places in those teams- but surely the riches of our EPL, concentrating the world’s talent around them, is the real reason we got so many domestic players there.
There is no motivation for some of our English players to go and be the best in the world, as having a British passport means they’re paid like they are the best regardless of if they are or not.
Our press gas up average players as if they are world class when its the complete opposite. The press and media are also subconsciously xenophobic as well.
Why FA Cup winner Pepe is labelled a flop, but Jack Grealish is apparently one of the best in the world.
English players are pampered now. Labelled heroes as if they’ve won. What motivation do they have to win when they get the same treatment as that for losing?