Liverpool manager slams coaching

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that English coaches are the reason that the national team has not succeeded in recent years, as reported by The Guardian.

England secured their passage to Brazil last week but the scepticism has already started with many claiming Roy Hodgson’s side have no chance of winning the World Cup.

Rodgers believes he knows why English players have not fulfilled their potential over the past few decades and that is coaches teaching players the wrong basics.

The Liverpool boss is known for his sides playing neat football and he claims that players being told to lump the ball instead of pass it is a simple yet effective way of coaching the talent out of the player.

“I’ve thought for years that this country produces players as good as those from anywhere else in the world,” Rodgers said.

“But often you find they have been told they are not technically good enough or taught not to pass the ball in certain situations.

“I would say talent can be coached out of players, absolutely,” he said.

“It’s just fear. It is easier to get rid of the ball than to pass it, and I understand that as a coach you need to win games, so you smash the ball up the pitch so you don’t lose your job. But don’t then say that is the type of player we have in this country because it is not. Boys here know how to pass. We need to stop blaming the players because it is not their fault. The problem is the coaching.”