England technical chief Sir Trevor Brooking says there hasn't been enough investment in youth football.
The West Ham United legend says the focus on youth football in Germany is in stark contrast to England.
"We [England] have under-invested in coaching and player development, less than two per cent of our budget, whereas the bigger countries invest in double figures or more," he told the London Evening Standard.
"The Germans have invested 50 million euros in youth development in each of the last 10 years. Spain are reaping the benefits of the previous 10 or 15 years investment in young player development. We have not done that. So I've asked Alex to look at the budgets to see if there's money we can identify."