Arnesen: Premier League clubs not giving young players chance

Hamburg chief Frank Arnesen says the attitude of Premier League clubs towards their local talent is all wrong. Arnesen has defended his record at Chelsea as football director.

Hamburg chief Frank Arnesen says the attitude of Premier League clubs towards their local talent is all wrong.

Arnesen has defended his record at Chelsea as football director.

And he told the London Evening Standard: “Germany has been very good in developing players but also in putting them in the teams.

“That is the problem in England. At Chelsea, we had fantastic talent, we built up marvellous players, but they needed to be given a chance and they never were. The pressure is so big.

“Managers in England are going out and buying players, the level is high, and it is difficult for them because if they lose two or three games, they’re gone.”

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