Joey Barton has blasted English football stating the FIFA World XI, made up entirely of players from Spain's La Liga, proves that England does not have enough world class players.
Barton has launched an attack on the quality of English players after none made it into the FIFA World XI
Joey Barton: "We're too quick to throw around the "world class" label.
"People are always calling English players "world class" and then wondering why we don’t win World Cups or get close to winning major competitions.
"The media have built these players up to be world beaters when they’re not really.
"Until the media wake up and say to themselves "hang on, we’re actually talking bollocks here", they’ll keep telling us we’re world class when we’re not. "You’ve got 17 year old lads playing a few games in the first team, doing reasonably well and then immediately demanding £30,000 or £40,000 a week.
"What’s going on? No-one seems to be earning their spurs any more."
Source: Newcastle United Mad