It’s ‘bizarre’ how easy it is to get into the England team, says Harry Redknapp

first_img Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it explained Is it too easy to get in the England team these days? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🤔Harry Redknapp thinks so… pic.twitter.com/oz7iMrTGiT— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 15, 2018“These kids obviously have great futures but they’ve got to earn it, they’ve got to work their way up.“I haven’t seen enough of Sancho to be a real judge of him, but he came on the other night and he showed glimpses of real ability.“It’s good to see the kids coming in, but I think they’ve got to earn their spurs, they’ve got to get into their club teams and have a good run at the top club level and work their way into the England team from there.“If you’re English and you’re good enough surely you’ve got to be able to get into your club team!”Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! TALENT Redknapp spoke to talkSPORT after leading out a team of former England stars against a Germany XI for new TV weight-loss show ‘MatchFit’.England’s side featured to likes of Ray Parlour, Robbie Fowler, Neil ‘razor’ Ruddock, David Seaman, John Barnes and Matt Le Tissier, who were tasked with collectively losing 40 stone ahead of their clash against Germany.And while managing that side, he noticed a big difference – weight difference aside! – compared with the current Three Lions squad.Speaking to co-host Ray Parlour, he said: “I looked around the dressing room yesterday with all you lads, and you were all big players at your clubs when you were in the England team – you didn’t get into the England team if you were in the Arsenal reserves.“I think that’s a little bit of how it’s gone – we keep getting players in the side who can’t get in their club teams. Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 2 Latest England news on talkSPORT.com Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Tottenham boss said: “It’s good to stick the kids in, but they’ve got to be up to it, they’ve got to be playing regularly for their club.“Years ago, you had to be a top, top player every week for your club to get in the England team.“But now, you don’t even have to be in your club team on a regular basis to play for your country.“It’s quite bizarre really how it’s changed.” sad day 18-year-old Sancho made his England debut against Croatia in their 0-0 Nations League draw on Friday GETTING READY England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 center_img Second is best ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp preparation Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 RIP LEGEND England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania have a look Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT he finds it ‘bizarre’ how young players who are struggling for regular game time with their clubs are being called into the England squad.Gareth Southgate surprised many with his latest Three Lions squad, which saw James Maddison, Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho earn debut senior call-ups.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE COMMENTARY of Spain v England on Monday night, KO 19:45 – DETAILS HEREWhile former Manchester City starlet Sancho is no longer playing in the Premier League, he’s been a regular for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, and Maddison has enjoyed a fine start to life at Leicester following his switch from Norwich. 2 Harry Winks is set to start against Spain on Monday, despite only making two Premier League stars for Spurs this term But 19-year-old Mount, though impressing on loan with Derby County, is still yet to make a senior appearance for Chelsea, and the likes of Harry Winks and Danny Welbeck have also been included despite managing just three Premier League starts between this this season.Redknapp has praised Southgate for giving youth a chance to thrive since taking over as England boss.But he believes a place in the England squad should be reserved for the very best talent the country has to offer, saying up-and-coming youngsters have to ‘earn their spurs’ with their clubs before they are considered for the Three Lions.last_img

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