It’s a pity that the country that has 6 of the 10 richest clubs in Europe, fails to do well in World Cups on a consistent basis. It’s certainly not because of lack of talent – at one point, England had the likes of Frank Lampard, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Paul Scholes in their ranks. All of these players are world class, but football doesn’t care for individual brilliance. It’s a lot more about organization, and how the players can gel together, and that is where they lack. A part of the blame can be put on EPL since the top clubs hardly care about including English players in their squad.
However, the future looks bright for England. Their U 20 team has just won the World Cup, and their performance will definitely earn the players a spot in the starting XI of their clubs. Maybe not for all the matches, but they’ll be given opportunities to cement their place in the big league. Let’s take a look at who these players are. Mark their names, because one of them could well be a future legend.