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Chris Waddle blasts England after World Cup defeat

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The 2014 World Cup will go down in history as the year England failed to progress through the group stages. In fact, It will be the first time since 1958 that the national side have not reached the last 16. 

After months of anticipation, England have yet again failed to impress in terms of ability, passion and desire and Former Sheffield Wednesday and England international Chris Waddle has openly hit out at the current squad, stating they 'never ever learn' and are 'over hyped' footballers

Waddle, who has 62 caps at international level, spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about England after their 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.

"I'm just fed up with talking about the same old problems," said Waddle. "The biggest problem is - when you think about it - the Premier League. They have a product which they sell around the world which is entertaining but it's doing our players no good whatsoever.

"This is a Premier League side basically we played. And it's supposed to be the best league in the world and you're telling me all them Uruguayan players would get many teams in the world, apart from Suarez, who was only 75 per cent fit by the way. Cavani possibly? Apart from that, who else is there?

"And we go banging a drum about we've got this, we've got that. You know what makes the Premier League exciting? The players like Luis Suarez - the foreign players. We hype all our players up massive, as we always do. And we say we've got this, we've got that.

"Look at their back four. No disrespect. That kid who played centre-half, he's played two games for Atletico Madrid, he's not even had a cap. Still, they know how to win games."

Waddle went on to say England are misguided in their Premier League squad selection.

"It's not about picking your star players, and he plays for Liverpool, he plays for Man United, it's about getting a balance of a side which is going to get you a result," he added.

"And we never ever do. The media is to blame as much as anyone else, because when they drop somebody or they play somebody in a different position, we're on the case straight away.

"Other countries go "you know what? I've got good players but unfortunately so-and-so is going to sit on the bench tonight", and are we bothered? No.

"Until we get that way of thinking, how do you win football matches? You start from the back, then you get organised. And if you've got two or three creative players, you build a side around certain players. And that gets your side balanced. It's not about having the best 11 players you can find, and we never ever ever learn.'"


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