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England national team culture has to change - Man Utd legend Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has blamed the culture prevalent among the English players for the nation's consistent failures in major international tournaments.

The former Wales international believes that English players have been spoiled by the riches and fame that comes with signing lucrative contracts with Premier League clubs.

"I don't think you can question the character, but there's an overall problem with the English national team and the culture has to change to build a successful national team," Giggs said on ITV.

"It is that whole washbag culture. I read a piece from Jamie Carragher and what he says is absolutely true. I didn't want to be famous, I wanted to be successful.

"Players now are rewarded before they even do anything - they have the nice cars, nice watches. They are robots, just robots. They're told what to do and there's no problem solving on the pitch."

Vyom Chaudhary
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