"Imagine if our national team had, say, four or five of the team who had travelled, who had learned a bit more of the Italian game or the Spanish game or whatever. We're all in our comfort zone here in the Premier League. Especially now that the money is the same or better as it is abroad, many think, 'Why take a chance?'
"In England we're very one-track. I was the same before I came to Chelsea. I would never leave Essex. I mean, going to Harrods was a big day out for me. And many of us had that mentality. But if you went abroad and you dealt with a different language, different food, different culture . . . you'd be a better person for sure to deal with all that. And let's face it, we English haven't been very good at it."