Ex-Tottenham boss Redknapp: England need their own Pirlo

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says England must start producing their own 'Andrea Pirlos'.

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says England must start producing their own 'Andrea Pirlos'.

After elimination from Euro2012, Redknapp told The Sun: "We must learn a lesson from this and do our utmost to produce an Andrea Pirlo of our own.

"Let’s be fair to ourselves and the Italians and admit it’d have been an injustice had we won. They were by far the better team even though there is no one more patriotic than me.

"I am pinning a lot of hope on the new St George’s Park development centre and on coaches at every level in England.

"We must get our kids to play, play, play. Realise it’s not all about being strong, big or fast.

"Look at Pirlo against England — he had no pace, strength and he’s ancient. But what a fabulous display."

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