Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville answer your Twitter questions on Monday Night Football
What is the pathway to further success for England Under-17s after winning the World Cup? And what are the potential problems they might face? Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discussed on Monday Night Football.
There has been plenty of talk about the progression of the U17s after they beat Spain to win the World Cup in India, following on from finishing as runners-up at the European Championship earlier this year.
Neville and Carragher were asked in a Twitter Q&A what the FA can do to help young players get more chances in the Premier League.
“The FA have no control, no power whatsoever, to influence Premier League managers who are fighting for their jobs to pick young players,” said Neville.
“You are in the hands of the Premier League clubs and the belief of individual clubs like Southampton, or Tottenham with Mauricio Pochettino, or Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton. Clubs that have it built it in them to give youth a chance and have their own players out on the pitch.”
Carragher added: “The big problem I see in youth football is Chelsea and Manchester City have basically monopolised it. And even if you look at that England team then seven or eight were from those two sides, and they are two teams who don’t give youth a chance. Maybe that will change but I think there will be big pressure on those two clubs.
Hit play on the video at the top of the page to watch the full discussion as Neville and Carragher answer more of your questions.