first_img GETTING READY ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp 2 England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 preparation have a look ANALYSIS sad day RIP LEGEND Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 Latest England news drama How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 🤔 Has Gareth Southgate taken England as far as he can?🗣️ John Barnes explains why Southgate should consider QUITTING as England manager if he feels can’t improve the side any further…[📹 w/ https://t.co/gCPtsiLjeK] pic.twitter.com/AiyeVXBK9v— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) September 10, 2018 Second is best England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania center_img However, Barnes – who won 79 caps for England – doubts whether these young talents are going to play enough at club level to ever actually help the national team.“I think it’s a red herring,” Barnes said of England’s youth success.“If you look at the Germany Under-20s, loads of those players will get into the Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund teams, so they will improve in the next two or three years to help the national team.“The only way the [England] youth players will improve to help the national team is if they get into the Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United or Chelsea teams now, and then in two or three years’ time they’ll have the necessary quality and experience. Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal Could Southgate step down as manager? TALENT 2 Lewis Cook captained England to the Under-20 World Cup and has been rewarded with a senior cap “You remember Chris Coleman when he got to the semi-final [of Euro 2016 with Wales], and maybe that was the best time to leave. He’s looking at that in terms of the players coming through to improve – ‘can I do better than this?’“If you look at that Welsh team Chris Coleman took, they probably weren’t going to get any better. And he stayed and he stayed and they didn’t qualify [for the World Cup].“Now Gareth up until 2020, if he doesn’t feel he can take this team forward to improve it – and he’s mentioned the fact there are so few English players coming through – so how can he improve on what he’s done?” explained How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? “Which one of those Under-20 players are going to play for the top teams? We talk about Phil Foden, but is he going to play for Manchester City?”Southgate, the manager, has spoken about the lack of Englishmen representing clubs in the Premier League, which reduces the pool of players he can call up for international duty.And Barnes thinks it could reach a stage where Southgate stands down from his job as he cannot see a way to improve England any further.The former Watford and Liverpool star continued: “He’s always made a point that there are not enough English players for him to choose from. If you look at his thought process in terms of where he is going next in his career, he’s thinking ‘I’ve got to the semi-final, but what’s going to happen after’. Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death England legend John Barnes has branded the country’s success at youth level a ‘red herring’ as there is no pathway to first-team football at the elite Premier League clubs.2017 was a bright year for the Three Lions, with England winning World Cups at both Under-20 and Under-17 level. This success, combined with Gareth Southgate’s youthful senior squad starring at the World Cup earlier this year, has supporters predicting a bright future for the national team.The likes of Rhian Brewster and Phil Foden – both stars of the Under-17 team – as well as Under-20 players Lewis Cook and Ademola Lookman, are expected to establish themselves in the senior squad over the coming years, with winning the 2022 World Cup still the Football Association’s aim. Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it last_img read more