Well said Arsene Wenger!

 
 

Well said Arsene Wenger!

Is there anyone who disagrees with Arsene Wenger's statement that international football is boring? You only have to look at the midweek friendlies to see that – with the notable exception of the Chinese Olympic team versus QPR! But therein lies what I see as the major problem in international matches. There is a lack of needle, of genuine edge to the games, no real passion amongst the players.

It is no help that tactics and organisation are becoming more important than talent. Even Brazil seem to think more about not losing than they do about winning matches. It's no longer about sending out the best XI but about the best players to fit the system chosen.

I, for one, would rather watch Arsenal play than England, and I am in no way, shape or form a fan of the Gooners. Football is supposed to be an entertainment and international football should be the pinnacle, but instead it is the complete opposite. I dread international weeks because there is no decent football to watch and I end up watching Ireland struggle to beat a pathetic San Marino side, or England bore their way to another defeat. Watching your country play should be something to look forward to with great anticipation, with excitement. The build up should make you want to tune in or better yet make you move heaven and earth in an attempt to get tickets to see it in the flesh. Instead I find myself looking forward to league football's return.

Article written by Tris Burke