Sir Bobby Charlton Says England Has A Shortage Of International Standard Players

Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton, former England national team player; Credit: The Centre for School Design

Sir Bobby Charlton who is the former world Cup winner claims that the England’s 23 man squad selected by Roy Hodgson has no potential of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Charlton who was by then the midfielder won the 1966 World Cup says that he sees no team from Europe that has the ability to shake the waves in Brazil during the summer global tournament.

Charlton also won the 1966 Ballon d’Or and played in a total of 3 world cup tournaments. He has urged the young and talented players named in Hodgson’s squad not to accept the opportunities in the upcoming international event.

When talking to, he said that the England team won’t be ashamed if at all them don’t win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Charlton says that the youngstars have no option to deny the chances given since it may be their last opportunity to ever play in an international tournament.

Charlton adds that the only thing he is worried of is England having a shortage of those players who are world class. He says that Fabio Capello is the other person who talked about this some four years back.

He says that it indeed surprises him that with all the history England has regarding football, it can be in a position of lacking the players that meet the international/world class standards. He says that the young players have got the talent of playing but he honestly does not see England clinching the title.

With an increased influx of players from foreign countries into the Premier League, Charlton believes that there is indeed a shortage of English players. He therefore agrees that the young superstars be given the chance to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup which he is much aware that it won’t be an easy task.

Wayne Rooney is being backed by Charlton to showcase the best of his playing skills at the world cup and even surpass the record he set several years ago.

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