England U17s coach Mark Robson tells FATV he believes the future is bright
Mark Robson has only been working with England’s U17 squad for just over a week, but believes there is plenty of talent coming through for the next generation.
The former Charlton Athletic youth coach has been assistant coach to U17s boss John Peacock for their Elite Qualifying Round games this week.
With England Under-21s heading to the Euro Finals in Israel in June on the back of nine successive wins and the U20s at the FIFA World Cup later that month, at least two men’s teams will be competing against the best this summer.
Noel Blake’s U19s are also aiming to seal a place in the Euro Finals, when they head to Belgium for their Elite Qualifying Round in May.
And Robson has seen enough from Peacock’s young squad to suggest that the future is bright for England, given the ability of the players he has worked with at St. George’s Park.
Robson told FATV: "Technically, I think in this country it's getting much better and some of the quality we have here is first class.
"There's a lot of negativity about that we're not as good as these technically or not as good as them technically.
"But actually, I think we really are. We have some great young players that are coming through at all ages with the clubs in England.
"I get to see that on a regular basis and some of the great coaching that goes on with the younger players.
"I think English football's in a very good state.”
Watch the full interview with Robson in the video player below.