Joey Barton does not believe England have had a "golden generation" and also thinks Sir Alex Ferguson was not a great coach.
England have won just one major international tournament - the 1966 World Cup on home soil - and have only reached the semi-finals of a World Cup or European Championship twice since.
The past decade or so has seen the group of players that contained the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney branded as the "golden generation".
However, the once-capped Barton disputed that tag in a wide-ranging discussion at the Leaders in Football conference at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
"I don't think we've had great players," said Barton. "People go on about the golden generation.
"I don't think we've had it because they haven't won anything, so they're not a golden generation.
"Without getting side-tracked, what I was going to say is we've had good players who we've given to good coaches, which have mostly been good, foreign coaches,...