Newcastle United legend Philippe Albert is excited by the current generation of Belgium players.
Belgium have been one of the stand-out teams in Âqualifying for next summerâs World Cup in Brazil, Âdominating a group containing Croatia, Serbia, Scotland and Wales.
âThis team is something special,â Albert told the People.
âPlayers like [Eden] Hazard, [Thomas] Vermaelen, [Jan] Vertonghen, [Sebastien]Pocognoli... theyâre fantastic players and technically theyâre as good as any in the world.
âYou can really call them a âGolden Generationâ.
âWeâve been through a very hard period â 12 years where weâve been watching these tournaments at home.
âBut now we have a team that can play in every big tournament for the next 10 years.
âWeâve got very, very young players coming through as well. Over the next 15 to 20 years Belgium will be among the best ten teams in the world. Whether England can say the same thing Iâm not too sure.
"When I was playing in the Premier League there were two or three foreign players in every team. Now you can have 11 foreigners in the team â that canât be good for English football or the national team.
âThatâs the problem, thatâs why theyâre not competing.
"I really hope England get to the World Cup, but if they do they will arrive at the World Cup tired. That tiredness has been a constant problem for the English footballers when a major tournament comes around.â
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