Comments on: English players should NOT get out more, says Desailly http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/ World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: London http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/comment-page-1/#comment-333614 Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:25:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/#comment-333614 I do think more should give it a try, though. What would be so bad about spending a year in the Real Madrid second team, or wherever, to learn a bit more technique when you’re and 18-year-old struggling to get a game at Man Utd.

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By: London http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/comment-page-1/#comment-333613 Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:24:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/#comment-333613 The funny thing is footballers pick up languages pretty easily. Even Steve McManaman¬°

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By: Planet Betting http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/comment-page-1/#comment-333610 Tue, 04 Dec 2007 23:19:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2007/12/04/english-players-should-stay-where-they-are-says-desailly/#comment-333610 It seems to me that the main barrier to English players taking chances to move abroad is the language barrier and the innate lazyness about most of the English-speaking world that we don’t need to learn other languages because everyone speaks English. This manifests itself in English football already where some clubs have experienced dressing room splits when half speak English and the other half Spanish/Portuguese or French. When English players go abroad if they don’t get the language they are toast and I feel some just don’t want the experience of playing abroad enough to try it when you have got Champions League football as an easy alternative – just sign for a top 4 club!

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