Former Aston Villa boss Graham Taylor can't see any benefit from the Premier League for the England team.
Roy Hodgsonâ€™s side face a do-or-die qualifier in Ukraine on Tuesday with Taylor saying the national team comes a poor second in both the minds of the clubs and supporters.
â€śIf you look at how we prepare, clubs now have end-of-season tours.
â€śIt is all for the clubsâ€™ interest and yet when it comes to the international game we hammer the internationals â€“ we did in my time â€“ it doesnâ€™t get anywhere,â€ť said Taylor to the Sunday Mercury.
â€śThe Premier League is yet to prove to me that it has been a benefit to the international players.
â€śI find that the game has lost an edge because of it.â€ť
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