Pep Guardiola has stated that the Premier League is affecting the development of English players and that they need to make changes if they want the England team to improve.
He believes that the Premier League clubs should be allowed to play their second team in the lower leagues of English football as this will encourage the development of new players. This is a concept that is already in place in various European leagues.
Pep Guardiola said that this is what is done in Spain and this encouraged the development of players. He said that in England you have the reserve league, but there are no spectators. He said that the young players do not play under any kind of pressure and this is hindering their development.
For him, this is the main reason why young English players fail when they come to a big club such as Manchester City, and he said that he wants this to change.
Pep Guardiola believes that the younger players would have benefited a lot from playing against a team such as Newcastle United in the Championship. The players would have played in a competitive game and would have learned how to play under pressure.
He said that this would have helped younger English players develop quickly. For him, this is the main reason why there is a difference between Spanish players and England players.
The Premier League and the Football League have in the past rejected similar suggestions and have said that they want to maintain the current system in place.
Many managers have in the past came against the Premier League and said that it is hindering the development of English football. Many people believe that England will have to make a choice between having a strong national side or a competitive domestic league.