Alan Hansen, writing for the Daily Telegraph, reckons that England simply don’t have the requisite young up and coming talent at their disposal and that Capello will be hard pressed to pick a team vastly different from the ones chosen by Steve McClaren. Hansen writes:
“Like any other new England manager, Capello will face calls to move forward a generation and ‘bring the kids in’ but, if you look around the Premier League, you discover a dearth of genuine young talent. There are good young players around, but, as England have found time and time again, there is a gulf that separates domestic from international football.”
Hansen went on to claim that the only truly decent youngster about is Micah Richards (who was already being picked by McClaren) and that Villa’s Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor are good but still a long way off from International quality. So is Hansen right, is Capello in for a tough time picking a team disctinct from his predecessor?