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Redknapp Blasts Underachieving England
Sky Sports, June 13th, 2013 3:27PM

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Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp claims that England’s players “do not know how to play football” and has called for an overhaul of the country’s development system at all levels, after the U-21s crashed out of the U-21 European Championship with three straight defeats. Sky Sports says the U-21 team’s struggles have been mirrored by a number of “disjointed and uninspiring showings” from the senior team recently -- which includes draws at home to Ireland and away to Brazil.

In a column appearing in The Sun, Redknapp wrote: "I am passionate about the England team at all levels and get terribly disappointed when I see us perform so abjectly against other countries when we have such great individuals. But the overriding problem we all face is that English football must change. And it has to come from the very top of the game. That means manager Roy Hodgson getting involved with coaches at every level working in the same direction.”

He added: "We do not know how to play football. We just boot the ball up the pitch and it gets us nowhere. We don't have the kids coached the same way -- the right way -- from a young age. As a result, we have a senior team that is greatly underachieving ... In international football, you cannot just hit and hope because you give the ball away. It's all about possession, retaining the ball, controlling the game. We need coaches who believe in that ideal." Read the original story...


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