Gareth Southgate warns Premier League could soon be only 15% English

• Data shows fall in starting places for England-eligible players
• ‘We’ve got to arrest the slide; it’s a big danger for us’

Gareth Southgate fears that only 15% of players in the Premier League will be eligible for England in a decade’s time unless clubs give more opportunities to home-grown players.

Southgate also urged English football not to become complacent amid the dominance of its clubs in Europe and, in a light-hearted quip, warned that the national side could be overtaken by the “bloody Germans” if people rested on their laurels.

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