>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Ex-Tottenham boss Pleat: England players care more about their clubs

Former Tottenham boss David Pleat says England's players care more about their clubs than the national team.

Fabio Capello's team have failed to beat the United States and Algeria and now face a match against Slovenia which will define their future in the World Cup.

And former Tottenham, Luton, Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday manager Pleat said: "I think the players in this country have been well protected by the clubs, making the (England) shirt less important to them.

"Their desire to play for their country is not what it was years ago. It doesn't mean as much and that's a shame. Their clubs are the most important things in their lives."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?