QPR manager Harry Redknapp has hit out at the England national team, saying the Three Lions “do not know how to play football.”
The senior side has come under criticism following recent performances against Brazil and Ireland, while the Under-21s crashed out of the European hampionship in Israel after losing all three of their group games.
Writing in The Sun, Redknapp has called for big changes in the national set-up in order to improve English football.
“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,” Redknapp wrote. “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.
“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.”