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Stuart Pearce slams players for refusing to play in Under 21s
Stuat Pearce has critised Phil Jones & Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for allegedly refusing to play in the Under 21 European Championship.
Speaking on Sky Sports' La Liga podcast, Pearce is quoted saying "There were eight players with senior international caps who could have played for my Under-21s. Apathy played a big part of it – the Oxlade-Chamberlains of this world, the Phil Joneses, because they didn’t want to come.
“Once they go through the golden ivory towers of the seniors they don’t want to come and play with the Under-21s any more. Until we solve that problem there will be no success.”
Many other countries had players playing in the Under 21 Championship who have been capped in the seniors. Why do England players pull out? Should the FA stop giving them the option?
link to podcast: http://www.skysports.com/podcast/0,20494,23113,00.html