Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has rubbished simplistic claims from Sir Trevor Brooking that foreign imports are damaging England's national team.
"I think we need to be brighter in our approach and our thinking as to why England is so far behind," said Gibson.
"This country still produces excellent footballers. We just don't produce excellent teams."
Gibson also told a BBC Tees Forum: "There's a lot in football you don't see," said Gibson. "At Boro we put a lot of time into educating our coaching staff, the academy, and the kids we try to bring through.