FA Chair David Bernstein Says England Needs Larger Pool Of Quality Players To Pick From
FA Chair David Bernstein believes the FA "desperately need to increase the pool of real quality players" available to England Manager Roy Hodgson, according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH. Bernstein: "The number of English players in the Premier League and the Football League is a really important matter. We have this number of around 30 percent and in Germany it is more than 50 percent and that 20 percent is a lot of players." He added, "All the work we are doing, such as in youth development, is aimed at doing that over the next few years and it’s great to see some very good players coming through now such as Jack Wilshere. We need many more" (TELEGRAPH, 6/3).