Antonio Conte: youth teams will make England a force to be reckoned with

• ‘I think football in England is growing in incredible way,’ says Chelsea manager
• Howard Wilkinson warns young players must be given first-team chances

Antonio Conte believes the unprecedented year of success enjoyed by England’s youth teams will make the senior side “very difficult to beat” in future tournaments. But the Football Association’s former technical director Howard Wilkinson has warned that Premier League clubs must give young players first-team opportunities or face seeing the best go overseas.

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