He explained: "We need English players to get their chance and if they are not getting that then they need to get out and go somewhere where they will play regular football - do not be content and happy just to stay at a club and earn your money.
"When I was younger I wanted to go out on loan, fight for my place and then come back. It was the same with Lamps [Frank Lampard].
"Credit to lads like Glen Johnson and Shaun Wright-Phillips for doing that. They have given it a year and worked hard in training, but when things do not change they have realised they had to go away and play regular football.
"That is when they have shown what they can really do. So it is important that English players do get their chance at club level.
"If they are not playing for their clubs, it does not matter who is in charge of the England side because they are not going to get a chance to show what they can do at the very top.
"That is why I stress it is important for English players to get out and play some football."